Tags Open Data

With cybersecurity hot, now is the time to open government

by • 6 days ago

Commentary: Opening data isn’t at odds with IT security, but supports it, says the executive director of the National Freedom of Information Coalition.

'Informed Communities' gives cities a roadmap for open data engagement

by • 1 week ago

The Sunlight Foundation has released a new online resource that shows local governments how to share data and collaborate with their residents.

Sidewalk Toronto project loses privacy expert over data anonymization policy

by • 2 months ago

Ann Cavoukian, one of the world's leading privacy experts, resigned from the smart city project last week over concerns that some data collected by sensors without permission could be linked back to individuals.

New York City fills long-vacant chief analytics officer role

by • 2 months ago

Kelly Jin, a former technology policy adviser to the Obama White House, was hired as the city's new top data official.

'You have to help people understand' smart city benefits, mayors say

by • 6 months ago

Tech-driven improvements work best when officials explain them in terms the public can digest, said speakers at a forum on women and smart cities.

Winners announced in NYC Open Data competition

by • 6 months ago

The citywide competition challenged contestants to create digital platforms using 2,000 public datasets to address civic issues.

Chicago Chief Data Officer Tom Schenk steps down

by • 6 months ago

Schenk oversaw a city data division that encouraged open data use, built tools to automate government functions, and helped nurture a sidewalk-level network of Internet of Things devices.

Why Puerto Rico still doesn’t know how many people died in Hurricane Maria

by • 6 months ago

The island's independent statistics institute is on track to be merged into another department, upending a decade of work.

What it means to be a 'smart city' in 2018 — and why we should consider another name

by • 7 months ago

From railroads to sewers to paved roads, cities must improve their infrastructure to avoid fading away. "Smart city" upgrades add a different dimension to the story.

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