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What Works Cities: Using open data to improve outcomes for people and communities

Originally from Indiana, Eric has spent his career working and partnering with organizations around the world to improve public sector performance. Before coming to GovEx, Eric worked on public education initiatives as a Fulbright Grantee in South Korea and at

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Waco becomes 4th What Works City to pass an open data policy

Waco, Texas, became the fourth What Works City, and the fourth city in Texas, to pass an open data policy. Following in the footsteps of recent open data policies in Jackson, Miss., Kansas City, Mo., and Mesa, Ariz., Resolution 2015-756

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Jackson, Miss., becomes first What Works city to sign executive order on open data

Mayor Tony Yarber signs the open data executive order in Jackson, Miss. In a huge step forward for transparency in the city of Jackson, Miss., Mayor Tony Yarber has today signed an executive order that will create an open data

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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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OpenGov Voices: Now is the time for open data in Mesa

In local government, we are passionate about the “local” part of our government mission – being the first responder, the first line of direct service to our resident and sometimes the first source of information. With more information in our

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Sunlight kicks off open data efforts in first round of What Works Cities

In April, we told you about our involvement in the What Works Cities Initiative, a three-year, nationwide program to accelerate the use of data and evidence in cities across the U.S. funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies. The program leverages the expertise

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Can We Make Our Cities Smarter?

How one organization is helping cities develop solutions for their biggest challenges. Hollie Russon Gilman | New America Foundation Cities are gaining momentum as incubators for innovation. There is much excitement about the idea of cities as “laboratories of democracy.”

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