Disaster Management

Data-Driven Emergency Response: Learning from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Nothing exposes a city’s limited resources quite like an emergency. The reality is that during many natural disasters, municipalities face more 911 ca...

Civic Engagement

Boosting Engagement by Gamifying Government

Developing public-sector initiatives that engage people — whether they are public employees or residents — involves even more than radically changing...

Public Health

Tapping Local Data to Fight Drug Overdoses: Part II, Dispatch Your Own Data

About a year ago, Cincinnati, OH, felt the first major shock in its opioid epidemic. While the surrounding county was already one of Ohio’s hardest hi...

Civic Data

Navigating Artificial Intelligence in Government

From online services like Netflix and Facebook, to chatbots on our phones and in our homes like Siri and Alexa, we are beginning to interact with arti...

Civic Data

Battling Blight: Four Ways Cities Are Using Data to Address Vacant Properties

Whether the result of a destructive natural disaster like Hurricane Katrina or the consequence of the foreclosure and home loan crisis of the mid-2000...

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