By Data-Smart City Solutions • May 24, 2013

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.

A video on PBS highlighted BlightStatus, an app created in New Orleans by Code for America fellows.

Steve Van Roekel, US CIO, and Todd Park, US CTO, wrote on the White House Blog about the year that has passed since the release of the country’s digital government strategy.

TechPresident covered NYC Big Apps, writing about how the challenge is designed to make meaningful apps that address civic problems.  

The US Conference of Mayors, the City of Philadelphia, and the Fox School of Business hosted the Mayors Innovation Summit in Philadelphia. A story on Philly.com covered some examples of innovative civic technology from the event.

Wired wrote about networked sensors enabling earthquake prediction in California. Similar predictive technologies can help save lives in other types of natural disasters.

New from our team

We profiled Citizens Connect, an app by the Boston Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics.

“Big Data, Analytics, and a New Era of Efficiency in Government,” by Stephen Goldsmith, explains the premise of our project: when combined, big data and civic engagement through technology have the ability to transform government.

Video: Stephen Goldsmith gave a presentation, “Use Data Better, Faster, and Cheaper to Drive Public Value.”