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The OpenBudgetOakland Project

This is a great article about the efforts of fellow open data group Open Oakland, written by fellow datanaut Jeff Barke. http://openoakland.org/opening-oaklands-budget/ SYNOPSIS: Today a group of Oakland’s civic hackers (the good guys) launched a powerful and simple new tool into the newly announced city budget debate: OpenBudgetOakland.org is an app that allows you to [...]

How media uses data to spark a dialogue

At the heart of all great investigations and journalism lies accurate data. That data helps a journalist formulate their idea and is used to present the information with greatest impact. So when I read this story from the Journal Sentinel on Sunday, I knew this was a great opportunity to talk about how accurate, timely [...]

This is a great article about how technology can create economic development in smalelr cities. While Milwaukee is not small, we are also not the size of Chicago, Oakland or New York. It includes two case studies: a city of 80,000 and a city of 213,000. This post was originally listed on EngagingCities.com and written [...]