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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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the United Nations on September 2015 represents a historic milestone. The new agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were formulated through an unprecedented, open and participatory process led by governments …

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Later this week, world leaders will adopt the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the United Nations. As they face the huge task of meeting these goals, they should consider drawing on a powerful new resource. Open data – data …

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  One way The Water Project, and other organisations in the water sector, aim to ensure reliable access to water over time is through ongoing monitoring. In order to realise their commitments and ambitions, significant investments have been made in …

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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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How does a block of ice nearly the size of Connecticut, which has existed for over 11,000 years disappear in less than 70 years? The full article is available on The BLOG at Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/todd-r-miller/the-sunset-of-antarcticas_b_7921112.html      

In 2015, emailing your U.S. representative and senators is still far harder than it should be. The appropriately titled Democracy.io was designed to solve this problem. (In the technology world, I/O refers to input/output, which aptly describes communicating with your representatives …

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California is at a crossroads. Sacramento continues to get failing grades for transparency. Our state government is not taking advantage of tech tools developed locally that are changing the world. But, there’s a bill with strong bipartisan support in front …

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By Joel Gurin Start a business. Manage your power use. Find cheap rents, or avoid crime-ridden neighborhoods. Cities and their citizens worldwide are discovering the power of “open data”–public data and information available from government and other sources that can …

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As a global community, we are producing data at an astounding rate. The pace was recently described as a “new Google every four days” by the highly respected Andreesen Horowitz partner, Peter Levine, in a thought-provoking post addressing the challenge …

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