Communities close digital divide through racial, socioeconomic analysis
Officials said approaching the digital divide through racial and socioeconomic lenses enables more meaningful and efficient uses of city resources.
How data is guiding cities' digital census strategies
Local officials say tweaks in how they encourage residents to complete the census, like recruiting community groups, are yielding higher response rates.
Veterans affairs clerk stole personal information of more than 1,000 patients
A medical center in Long Beach, California, which has since fired a clerk who was found with hard drives and flash drives filled with private information, originally claimed he had the data "so that he could work from home."
Long Beach 'Justice Lab' pits data against incarceration rates
Most of the California city's repeat offenders are committing minor crimes — a new program aims to keep them on the straight and narrow.
What Works Cities adds 5 members, reaches 100 total cities
The new additions to the data initiative include Long Beach, California; Columbia, South Carolina; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Irving, Texas; and Honolulu.
'People rather than vehicles' becomes focus of smart city transportation plans
Nearly a year after Pittsburgh, Long Beach and Austin came up short in a 0 million smart city transportation challenge, the cities reflect on where they go from here.
Long Beach unveils map-centric open data portal
A new city website pairs data with maps to make exploring and playing with city information an activity accessible to residents of all technological skill levels.