Civic Analytics Network

Save the Date: The Harvard Summit on Data-Smart Government

Mark your calendars for the first-ever Harvard Summit on Data-Smart Government, presented by the Civic Analytics Network (CAN). CAN is a peer group of...

Data Visualization

From Prosaic to Personal: Transforming City Data Through Art

Through media like visual art, fiction, and even food, artists have sought to transform static data points into vibrant and immersive experiences. In...

Civic Data

When You Hear Hooves, Think Horse, Not Zebra

A month or two ago I was having a discussion with a physician about obscure diseases — commonly referred to as zebras. While I was considering these z...

Predictive Analytics

Using Data to Detect Dishonesty

Governments cannot afford to treat fraud as an inevitable cost. Tax evasion alone costs the United States Federal Government more than $400 billion ea...

Civic Engagement

6 Traits of Productive Hackathons

When people think of hackathons, they likely imagine a dimly lit room full of young coders armed with energy drinks and high-powered laptops frantical...

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