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Getting Insight Into Inequality: How Cities are Investing in Social Equity Indicators

Introduction Inequality has become one of the most pressing issues in American society. The vast and growing gaps between elites and the working or m...

Civic Engagement

How Civic Tech Can Address Urban Inequality

For all of its best intentions, civic technology has long struggled with an inclusion problem. Data dashboards, web-based tools and mobile apps are ty...

Public Safety

Can Better Data Make Zero Traffic Deaths a Reality?

How many traffic fatalities is too many? If you’re a Vision Zero city, the answer is one.   Started in Sweden in 1997 with the goal of eliminating f...

Civic Data

Doing Away with Government Forms

Few would consider forms a particularly exciting area of opportunity for government innovation. And yet, here’s a solution that would probably spark t...

Disaster Management

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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