Philadelphia revitalizes 'smart city' plan with change management
As The City of Brotherly Love works to get smarter, city CIO Mark Wheeler says governance and strategic planning are key.
How cities and states are preparing for the first digital census
Technology is playing a central role in community preparation efforts, as organizers attempt to ensure that no one is left uncounted in 2020.
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.