Nudging

Analytics Tools Could Be the Key to Effective Message-Driven Nudging

Appealing to the nuances of the human mind has been a feature of effective governance for as long as governance has existed, appearing prominently in...

What Works Cities

Kick-Starting Data-Driven Government

As the civic data field matures, more cities are discovering the value of data to improve government and asking how they can more fully join the movem...

Public Safety

Can Algorithms Predict House Fires?

Last December’s blaze at an Oakland, CA, warehouse was the deadliest structural fire in the U.S. in more than a decade. Thirty-six people died during...

Nudging

Ten Ways Cities are Nudging for Better, Healthier Citizens

Eating more healthily, saving more, or recycling are all things that most people would agree they’d like to do more of. Yet, even with the best intent...

Social Media

Social Media’s Growing Utility for Government

Anyone who doubts that creativity is abundant in the public sector need only scroll through the lists of semifinalists and "Bright Ideas" recognized b...

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