Internet of Things

How Cities Are Using the Internet of Things to Map Air Quality

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 5.5 million people worldwide die each year as a result of air pollution. Many of these dea...

Civic Data

5 Steps to Recruit Tech Talent to Your City

City officials intent on using technology to improve the way they operate face a range of obstacles in convincing talented data analysts, systems arch...

Nudging

When Government Nudging Is Ethical

Nudging—using behaviorally-informed measures to influence behavior—has proven to be an effective tool in government for encouraging residents to pay p...

What Works Cities

Certifying Data-Driven Government

A mayor, whether working in a big city or a small one, sees needs every day that would benefit from the investment of public resources. With such oppo...

What Works Cities

What Works Cities Certification:  What Excellence Looks like in Local Government

INTRODUCTION What Works Cities, an initiative of Bloomberg Philanthropies, pairs midsized cities with expert partners – the Government Performance L...

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