Each week we will bring you a summary of what happened this week on our site, on Twitter, and in the wider world of municipal data. Suggest stories on Twitter with #ThisWeekInData.
The Brookings Institute hosted a discussion with Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, which focused on Twitter’s role in reshaping the “global town square.”
The Knight Foundation announced the eight winners of its Knight News Challenge: Open Gov. These winning projects seek to improve the way people and governments interact, with a focus on making government data more open to citizens.
Code for America announced the House Facts Standard, an important data standard for health and safety information for residential structures.
Philadelphia CDO Mark Headd wrote about how we should judge the value of open data sets, noting that transparency data releases are more difficult to do but very important.
Atlantic Cities wrote on the implications of publishing restaurant health inspection scores on Yelp. Could digital reviews make our restaurants cleaners, our municipal data more useful, and change regulation itself?
New from our team
Our Chicago Fellow wrote about the departure of Brett Goldstein and his legacy as CIO and CDO of Chicago.
We wrote on the sharing economy and what this “collaborative consumerism” means for cities.
Stephen Goldsmith detailed how Louisville’s LouieStat program has both improved city government performance and achieved a cultural shift.
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