city government

Philly’s tweeting cop, @PPDJoeMurray, wins new innovation award for city employees civic

Feb. 27, 2015 10:29 am

Philly’s tweeting cop, @PPDJoeMurray, wins new innovation award for city employees

Detective Joe Murray, beloved by many, said the award “means more than any other award because I was nominated by the people.”
You can now buy stacks of School District toilet paper on Municibid civic

Feb. 20, 2015 7:34 am

You can now buy stacks of School District toilet paper on Municibid

You can also bid on school buses, starting at $100. Yes, $100.
What the city’s new 311 system means for you civic

Feb. 19, 2015 2:12 pm

What the city’s new 311 system means for you

A new focus on location-based data should make the 311 process run more smoothly, officials say. Eventually, the city wants 311 to move to a predictive model — so it can be proactive instead of reactive.
KEYSPOT manager Ashley Del Bianco is now the city’s Chief Grants Officer civic

Feb. 19, 2015 1:13 pm

KEYSPOT manager Ashley Del Bianco is now the city’s Chief Grants Officer

With the KEYSPOT program, she helped launch more than 80 public computing centers across the city.
Why the next mayor of Philadelphia must double down on open data: Mark Headd civic

Feb. 10, 2015 7:29 am

Why the next mayor of Philadelphia must double down on open data: Mark Headd

“The contemporary vision of an ethical, open government is one that is built on a foundation of information — or more specifically, data.”
More than just an initiative: Tim Wisniewski on open data civic

Jan. 21, 2015 12:06 pm

More than just an initiative: Tim Wisniewski on open data

Philadelphia's chief data officer talks with us about recent efforts to make open data an integral part of how city government operates.
Here’s Nelson Diaz’s (unfinished?) campaign site civic

Jan. 16, 2015 1:34 pm

Here’s Nelson Diaz’s (unfinished?) campaign site

Looking slick so far.
Civic-minded startups from FastFWD’s 2nd accelerator class pitch for city pilots business

Jan. 16, 2015 8:33 am

Civic-minded startups from FastFWD’s 2nd accelerator class pitch for city pilots

The 12-week FastFWD program drew social entrepreneurs from all over the country. Here are their pitches.
The Mayor’s Office of Sustainability just published these awesome data visualizations civic

Jan. 16, 2015 7:26 am

The Mayor’s Office of Sustainability just published these awesome data visualizations

Philadelphia's commercial building energy usage — mapped, charted and made spiffy, in partnership with Azavea.

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