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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...

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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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Sensors and Smartphones: Technological Solutions for Monitoring Road Conditions

America’s roads need help. In a 2013 report on the state of U.S. infrastructure, the American Society of Civil Engineers gave road infrastructure a ‘D...

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Louisville Leverages Crowdsourcing for Civic Good

Crowdsourcing is an effective tool for governments to use to understand their community in new ways. In Louisville, we have embraced the philosophy of...

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#DataSmart Resources: Civic Engagement

Civic engagement has long been a universal concern for cities. Governments depend on constituent thoughts and feedback to guide their work, but solici...

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