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The Data-Driven Enterprise

How to Save America’s Crumbling Bridges

The weather in Minneapolis on August 1, 2007, was hot, topping out at 92 degrees. It was the perfect day to visit a water park, which is wher...

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The Engaged Citizen

A Competition to Make the City More Resilient

When Hurricane Sandy hit New York nearly two years ago, it left devastation in its wake. Homes and livelihoods were lost, and the storm caused $19 b...

Austin Targets Youth Obesity With Neighborhood-Level Data

Children’s Optimal Health (COH) is an Austin, Texas-based nonprofit committed to improving all aspects of health for the city’s youth. The organizat...

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The Engaged Citizen

The Chicago School of Data

Civic data innovation efforts—that is, efforts that expand the use of data to improve people’s lives—are becoming increasingly common in cities acro...

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The Data-Driven Enterprise

City Finances and the Promise of Data Visualization

For local governments, financial reporting is about more than simply ensuring that the numbers add up. Public officials also have to be able to comm...

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