A year in review of the open government movement in Philadelphia from Tropo developer Mark Headd:
The time of year-end reviews and top 10 lists is now upon us, so I’m compiling the details of a watershed year for open data and civic hacking in two cities where I’ve seen huge leaps made in 2011 â€“ Philadelphia and Baltimore.
In this first installment, I’ll focus on the “City of Brotherly Love” and highlight some of the events and developments of the past year that made it such a special one for the open government movement there.
Also, O’Reilly Media’s Open Gov correspondent Alex Howard gave a broader year in review, noting Philadelphia’s role in scalable solutions.
[Full Disclosure: Tropo has been a past Philly Tech Week sponsor and this post mentions this reporter.]-30-
The City is surveying residents about what they find important about open data
This tool uses open data to create a comprehensive look at gun violence in Philadelphia
The City is dissolving its Office of Open Data and Digital Transformation
Krasner’s office just launched a public data portal for Philadelphia crime
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