Tag: Alexander Howard

This Is How Visualizing Open Data Can Help Save Lives

Alexander Howard at the Huffington Post: “Cities are increasingly releasing data that they can use to make life better for their residents online — enabling journalists and researchers to better inform the public. Los Angeles, for example, has analyzed data about injuries

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Data On Canada Is Drying Up Since The Nation Scrapped Its Mandatory Long-Form Census

Five years ago, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper made participation in Canada’s constitutionally mandated long-form census voluntary. The consequences of not requiring people to fill out the country’s National Household Survey are becoming increasingly clear, and they’re not good: Canadian citizens, reporters, businesses

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