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Data Insights Part 1: The power of data storytelling

Data Insights Part 1: The power of data storytelling

Looking to make better data-driven decisions? In Part 1 of our data insights series, Mike Sarasti, Director of Innovation & Technology & CIO at Miami, FL  and Stephen Hardy from mySidewalk discuss the city’s successful journey to become a data-centric government – and lessons learned along the way.

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Data 101: A Guide for Local Governments

Data 101: A Guide for Local Governments

To launch our upcoming series on data driven government, we’re releasing Data 101 – a free guide full of conversations, best practices, and case studies featuring governments and companies who are transforming the ways we break down data silos and engage with data. Whether you’re just beginning your data journey or are looking to implement more mature data-driven projects (i.e. building a digital twin), there’s something in here for everyone.

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Communities invite residents into the budgeting process

Communities invite residents into the budgeting process

When dollars are tight and competing interests grow by the day, how do you get resident buy-in on local government expenditures? Bring them into the budgeting process. We take a look at some of the innovative ways in which cities and counties around the world are gathering input and allocating community-decided funds.

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🇺🇸 Coconino County, AZ partnered with SpaceX to launch a trial of satellite-based rural broadband

🇦🇺 Mackay, QLD swaps staff audits for drone flights during landfill environmental testing

🇺🇸 Miami, FL is adding three miles of concrete protected micro-mobility lanes using e-scooters fees

🇩🇰 Varde, DK develops portal for general practitioner referrals to municipal health services

🇦🇺 Redland, QLD improves mosquito eradication efforts in wetlands with drone spraying pilot

🇧🇷 Londrina, PR encourages employee-led improvements through the Innovation Incentive Program

🇺🇸 Philadelphia, PA Parks & Recreation Department partners with Nerd Street Games to offer esports

🇲🇽 León, GJ launched the "Citizen Comptroller" training program to improve citizen services

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