By Data-Smart City Solutions • October 4, 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.

The Knight Foundation announced its support for DataKind, a nonprofit working to encourage collaboration between data scientists and social good organizations.

VoiceOfSanDiego.org interviewed Eric Busboom, the founder of the San Diego Regional Data Library, about his goal of adding context and value to public datasets.

Last month, the City of New York released the final Mayor’s Management Report of Michael Bloomberg’s term. Government Technology highlighted a few trends in the data. Browse through the whole report on nyc.gov.

The New York City Economic Development Corporation has established a Wireless Corridor to bring free wifi access to neighborhoods across the city. Along with a makeover  for nyc.gov,  the past week also brought the announcement of a broadband infrastructure certification program modeled on the LEED sustainability program.

Fast Company announced the nine winners of their Innovation By Design Awards, including Uber, with its insights on urban transportation data.


We co-hosted a webinar with the National League of Cities and the Sunlight Foundation about open data. We will post the recording here as soon as it is available!

Our Chicago Fellow chronicled the history of open data in the City, from the Data Portal created in 2010 to today’s robust open datasets, hackathons, and Chief Data Officer position.

We covered the ways that technology is making parking more efficient through sensors and dynamic pricing.