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City of Philadelphia is sending its employees to innovation school civic

Mar. 18, 2014 10:30 am

City of Philadelphia is sending its employees to innovation school

It's the first cohort of the city's "Innovation Academy," a partnership with Philadelphia University. The seven-week course aims to teach staffers the principles of innovation, like design thinking and problem-solving with analytics.
City Council will make N. 3rd Street officially ‘N3rd Street’ creative

Mar. 13, 2014 8:30 am

City Council will make N. 3rd Street officially ‘N3rd Street’

The project to get N3rd Street recognized officially was the work of partners all along the corridor, including members of Indy Hall, Old City District and the Northern Liberties Neighborhood Association, said Danny Harvith, who helped lead the effort.
Why the City of Philadelphia is making GitHub part of its open gov outreach dev

Mar. 10, 2014 10:30 am

Why the City of Philadelphia is making GitHub part of its open gov outreach

The City of Philadelphia has embraced Github as a platform to share its own data releases. Here's how Chief Data Officer Mark Headd is developing it as a part of a workflow.
1 in 5 Philadelphia parking ticket appeals were online in 2013 civic

Mar. 10, 2014 8:30 am

1 in 5 Philadelphia parking ticket appeals were online in 2013

Nearly one in five Philadelphia parking ticket appeals were online in 2013, the first year that the City of Philadelphia allowed people to fight tickets online. Wait times for in-person hearings went way down, too.
Mayor Nutter’s 2015 budget: here’s his proposed tech spending civic

Mar. 7, 2014 12:30 pm

Mayor Nutter’s 2015 budget: here’s his proposed tech spending

Mayor Nutter proposed a $3.8 billion budget for 2015 yesterday in City Hall, while municipal workers protested outside. Here are the technology-relevant highlights from the overview of the budget.
City of Philadelphia is spending $120M to upgrade IT: status report civic

Mar. 4, 2014 12:30 pm

City of Philadelphia is spending $120M to upgrade IT: status report

We spoke to the city's Chief Innovation Officer Adel Ebeid about what contracts have been awarded, which are next and what principles are guiding the project.
Philadelphia is a place to ‘pursue your ideas’: Alan Greenberger civic

Mar. 3, 2014 12:30 pm

Philadelphia is a place to ‘pursue your ideas’: Alan Greenberger

Not long after he was appointed city commerce director, Alan Greenberger started paying attention to the nascent Philly tech scene. Four years later, his office - the Commerce Department - has driven some of the most headline-grabbing efforts to support the tech scene.