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Birmingham’s Rubbish

Birmingham City Council recently announced that they would be “opening up the council’s vast amounts of data, so members of the public can judge our performance.” Their first offering is a “a dashboard that outlines how well each ward is

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The rebirth of Britain’s inner cities, mapped

Demographics Britain Liverpool city centre. Image: Open Street Map. In 1999, the Richard Rogers’ landmark Urban Task Force report set the agenda for inner-city densification and brownfield regeneration in the UK. Since then, we’ve seen significant economic and demographic change in the

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Recent things written about open data and community groups and democracy

BBC Reports that ” The UK government is the most open and transparent in the world, according to global rankings looking at public access to official data. But web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee, whose organisation compiled the table, says the

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Social Media Surgeries and Open data – a new thing.

Since 2008 our approach to social media surgeries has remained pretty much the same.  If we’ve done anything it’s seek to protect their simplicity and simplify them even further. That is now changing – a little bit. We are working

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From concrete to telepathy: how to build future cities as if people mattered

(An infographic depicting realtime data describing Dublin – the waiting time at road junctions; the location of buses; the number of free parking spaces and bicycles available to hire; and sentiments expressed about the city through social media) (I was

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Data Unlocked goes to Greece – Share PSI network report

Share-PSI 2.0 is “the European network for the exchange of experience and ideas around implementing open data policies in the public sector”. It consists of 44 partners from 25 countries, including Birmingham City Council. Through my work with the West

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Talking Open Data at #VCSSCamp

I attended #VCSSCAMP – for people from VCS Local Infrastructure Organisations across the country to meet [that’s CVSs and Volunteer Centres etc] and what a bunch of enthusiastic people they are. I was reminded by Nick Booth of just how

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5 stars of open local democracy?

There’s a conversation going on in South Birmingham – led by Karen Cheney and Austin Rodriguez and others – about how to get more public democratic processes shared more widely.  This builds on various work (including a Cllr in Billesley

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