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Open Data Power: Better Natural Resource Management

In this four-part series, we explore the ways that open data transforms the world. Sound extreme? Putting data behind seemingly intractable problems is the best way to tackle them, whether it’s providing access to nutritious food, combating disease, saving the

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Civic Awesome: Open Data in the News for the Week of August 31, 2015

This week we see more governments bursting onto the open data scene, with initiatives from Jackson, Mississippi, to California. Plus: Was Katrina the catalyst for open government? Bloomberg’s “What Works Cities” in Action “In a huge step forward” for the

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Civic Awesome: Open Data in the News for the Week of August 17, 2015

Open data showed its staying power this week, staking more long-term ground in high-level discussions of efficiencies and ethics, as well as demonstrating its life-saving benefits. Plus: New Orleans’ Behind the Numbers blog tackles gun violence with open data. Favor

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Civic Awesome: Open Data in the News for the Week of August 10, 2015

Cities take top honors this week: Berkeley launches an open data portal, Mesa gets on board the What Works Cities initiative, and NYC grabs the spotlight again. Globally, can open data shed light on the multinationals? Live! Berkeley’s New Open

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Civic Awesome: Open Data in the News for the Week of July 27, 2015

Zippy apps and festive hackathons take a backseat this week, as the serious work of privacy mitigation and transparency in legislation get a leg up, and the people express their right to neighborhood crime data. Plus: NASA brings the world

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Civic Awesome: Open Data in the News for the Week of July 13, 2015

The US government puts open data to serious use this week, shining a spotlight on Big Pharma’s influence on medical care, and pushing to solve world hunger. Meanwhile, Virginians just want to have some open data fun — and profit.

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