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What Works Cities Certification:  What Excellence Looks like in Local Government

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Alleviating Flooding in San Francisco With Civic Tech Volunteers

While San Francisco’s lush rolling hills define iconic destinations like Lombard Street and Nob Hill, they also make the city particularly prone to fl...

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Map of the Month: Redlining Louisville

Redlining, the denial of services or the refusal to grant loans or insurance to certain neighborhoods based on racial and socioeconomic di...

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Data-Savvy Budget Cuts to Save Jobs in Jackson

Last year, Jackson, Mississippi faced a challenge familiar to many cities: a need to make significant budget cuts while trying to preserve jobs and ma...

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How Government Can Nurture the Nudge

In implementing behaviorally informed interventions known as "nudges" to improve program outcomes, the city of Louisville has followed an important pr...

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Using Data to Find the True Price of Parking in Boston

In 1981, the price of Boston's metered parking spaces doubled from fifty cents to a dollar an hour. Crews from the Traffic and Parking Department fann...

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