Innovation labs take a gamble to improve city government
Institutions seeking new ideas in government often fizzle out before their projects find solid footing. But their champions say that risk is the entry cost to realizing substantive change.
Philadelphia to revise procurement polices to support minority-owned businesses
Philadelphia is one of 10 cities participating in City Accelerator, a program that advises local governments on developing policies that promote equity.
Philadelphia's data officer wants to integrate GIS into everything
Hank Garie, Philadelphia's new chief data and geographic information officer, said the city will integrate spatial data into all of its databases.
Philadelphia combines data, GIS roles in IT office reorganization
Henry “Hank” Garie will assume both roles in a recognition of spatial data's growing relevance in government.
Philadelphia names members of smart-city advisory group
The city announced 17 members of its SmartCityPHL Advisory Committee, which is tasked with implementing a "smart-city roadmap" published earlier this year.
Philadelphia releases 'landmark' dataset of city payments
Following a yearlong multi-agency effort, the city has published what transparency advocates consider one of the most important accountability tools available.
Street closure map helps Philadelphia residents stay informed, report illegal activity
The only way to get information on street or sidewalk construction previously was to contact the Streets Department directly.
Philadelphia releases ‘smart city’ roadmap with eyes on tech pitfalls
Officials say the city isn't a "blank slate" for vendors to experiment with, but that there's now a careful strategy to guide its projects into the future.
Philadelphia ready to install 100 free Wi-Fi kiosks
The city has announced the next phase of its partnership with Intersection, which will install and maintain the devices around the city.