Tag: New Orleans

Ten Years After Katrina: New Orleans’ Recovery, and What Data Had to Do with it

By Denice Ross, Presidential Innovation Fellow As a New Orleanian, it’s hard to believe how far we’ve come in the 10 years since Hurricane Katrina and the levee failures. In the days of the aftermath, we had a tremendous effort

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OpenGov Voices: Using open data to analyze crime in New Orleans

Jeff Asher, founder of Jeff Asher Consulting and author of the Behind the Numbers blog. Open data has positioned the world of crime analysis for a leap forward in much the same way that sabermetrics has revolutionized baseball over the

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The City of No-Frills Innovation

A media juggernaut is already beginning to amass in the Gulf Coast, eager to retell the story of Hurricane Katrina and take stock of the efforts to rebuild affected communities 10 years on. Then as now, New Orleans was and

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Eight Cities Chosen in Bloomberg Philanthropies Open Data Challenge

Bloomberg Philanthropies has announced eight cities that will make up the first round of winners from the foundation’s “What Works Cities Initiative”. The $42 million initiative will choose 100 mid-sized cities to help improve their use of data-driven decision making,

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The City of No Frills Innovation

Jeremy M. Goldberg | August 4, 2015 Upon taking office in 2010, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu established the Office of Performance and Accountability. He often enthusiastically declares his city is the nation’s laboratory for innovation. (JD Lasica) Editor’s note:

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