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How Cambridge Created a Civic Innovation Challenge Inventory

When the city of Cambridge wanted to answer the question, “What is the best way to engage residents in open ...

Delight Don’t Distract: 3 Tips for Better Data Visualizations

Advocates for open data have long held that, although publishing government data is a critical first step in driving more ...

2 Must-Watch Presentations from Data Transparency 2017

Data Transparency 2017, hosted by the Data Foundation, is one of DC’s biggest data-centric events. This is the fifth year ...

Capital Project Details on Display in Alpharetta, Georgia

Alpharetta, Georgia is in the middle of constructing a new arts center, repairing a swimming pool, and planning an extended ...

17,000 Hours of Hospital Staff Time Saved Per Year with Credentials Dataset

Last year, Washington State published a single dataset — healthcare provider credential data — that gave hospitals and other health ...

Riverside County’s Campaign to Bring Broadband to Every Square Mile

What’s possible in a community where every citizen has access to affordable, super-fast internet? Riverside County hopes it means more ...

3 Innovative Apps Created with Dutch Transit Authority Data

In the Netherlands, the Dutch Transit Authority (RDW) is the highest volume user of the Socrata platform worldwide. “Our philosophy ...

What Seattle Learned During Its Data Portal Redesign

Seattle was one of the first major cities to see the potential for open data, launching an open data platform ...

Libraries Are a Natural Home for Data Seekers — And Providers

When citizens need to find answers or do research, reference librarians are one of their best, most reliable and knowledgeable ...

Topeka’s New, Nimble Newsletter Sparks Engagement

When the city of Topeka decided that its weekly report From the City Interim Manager’s Desk needed a digital upgrade, ...

Introducing Open Referral: A Better Way to Manage Health, Human, and Social Services Data

Editor’s note: This guest post was written by Greg Bloom, the Chief Organizing Officer for the Open Referral Initiative. “Where ...

Super-Green Seattle Wants to Be Even Greener

The Emerald City. The Silicon Forest. The land of bicycle-rights advocates. Can Seattle get any greener than it already is? ...

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