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Three Tips for Designing Municipal Tools with Employees in Mind

A number of years ago, a Midwestern state rolled out a comprehensive procurement system that allowed state employees to identify purchases based on 1,...

Data Visualization

Where is Gentrification Happening in Your City?

Gentrification—demographic and physical changes in neighborhoods that bring in wealthier residents, greater investment, and more development—has becom...

Civic Analytics Network

Civic Analytics Network: Helping Cities Unlock the Power of Data

By now, most are familiar with the trope expounding on the transformative power of data in our society today. We see its manifestation in nearly every...

Open Data

A Better Way to Release Your City’s Data

Open data has immense potential to catalyze creative problem solving by practitioners and policymakers, but troves of vaguely-labeled spreadsheets wil...

Civic Data

Ten Great Ways Data Can Make Government Better

Every day, seven million rows of new data are created in the City of Chicago alone, and countless billions of rows of data are generated across all of...

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