Inquirer Editorial: Showing the city how to show us the money [Philadelphia Inquirer] The Inquirer praises City Controller candidate Brett Mandel‘s city budget visualization app. “Nevertheless, the bottom line is that a pair of motivated citizens may have contributed far more to the public’s understanding of Philadelphia’s budget than the city ever has – even with ready access to its own data and all the extensive resources that the site documents.”
Farewell to Metropolis, the in-depth, online journalism venture from longtime Inquirer veteran Tom Ferrick is closing, with a familiar reason: no money. [Curbed]
$2M requested as UD’s ISE lab prepares to open [Newsworks] “The state-of-the-art ISE (Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering) lab will provide more space for the schools growing STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs and makes the university more competitive for business collaboration opportunities and grants.”
5 Easy Steps to a Total Robot Takeover [PhillyMag]
Phila. pushes to release more city data to citizens [Daily Pennsylvanian]
Surveillance cameras prove helpful in crime probes [Philadelphia Daily News] For more on surveillance cameras, check out this crowdsourced map of cameras and read about the effectiveness of cameras when it comes to the Philly Police making arrests.