Devo-South: a report on devolution and business What are the challenges facing southern England, how can devolution empower local leadership to tackle them, and what do business leaders make of the opportunities offered by the government’s decentralisation agenda? Download the …

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England’s waistband is growing. Indeed, with a quarter of adults now obese (25%) and well over a third overweight (37%), the latest Parliament Obesity Statistics suggest that England is currently experiencing an obesity crisis of unseen proportions. And it’s only …

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It’s nearly two weeks since the second UK Open Data Camp – the unconference devoted entirely to open data. The first Open Data Camp was held ‘down South’ in Winchester, and this time headed ‘up North’ to Manchester. The hosts – Digital Innovation (part …

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The single most important tool for preventing fire deaths, unsurprisingly, is a smoke alarm, but an estimated 4.5 million of the 130 million housing units across the United States do not have one. Enigma, a New York based startup, is …

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Now that I’ve got my own webspace on Reclaim Hosting and set up a handful of my own WordPress blog, I started having a tinker with some custom plugins. I’ve started off with something simple, a couple of shortcode plugins …

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BLOG WRITTEN BY LIAM BOLTON, ODI LEEDS ASSOCIATE This year ODI Leeds embarked on an ambitious project focusing on road traffic casualties in the city. Using open data from Leeds Data Mill, I began exploring the Road Traffic Accidents datasets …

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Two weeks ago Santiago hosted the first State of the Map LatAm, and open data conferences Abrelatam and Con Datos. This series of conferences convened the rich open data community in Latin America. I was there to talk about our …

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A screenshot of the Akvo RSR interface Akvo RSR (Really Simple Reporting) is a web platform that allows organisations working in international development to come together and share progress on networks of projects around the world. Today, seven years after …

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