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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...

Civic Data

Data-Driven Solutions in Harvard’s Innovations Award Top 25

The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, announced the Top 25 programs...

Data Visualization

How Government’s Data Can Be Truly Useable

In honor of the recent Open Data Day, here's what might seem a counterintuitive suggestion: Let's stop celebrating open data. Why? A little history:...

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