From Open Data to Big Data

At all levels, governments around the world are opening their data in order to better engage their citizenry and foster the development of new solutions to long-standing problems. If governments are serious about this mission, and if they want to harness the true power of open data, they must release with intent. Since Philadelphia Mayor…

Philly Innovates (Part B)

Check out Part B of our video series, Philly Innovates! In this video, Managing Director Rich Negrin highlights Philadelphia’s history of innovation and speaks to how it inspires the work being done in City Government today. This video features interviews from Chief Innovation Officer Adel Ebeid, PhillyRising Director John Farrell, Director of Innovation Management Andrew Buss,…

Empowering Civic Leaders & Neighborhood Heroes

Much of the work we do as part of the City of Philadelphia’s open data initiative is about empowerment – empowering people to use city data to create a useful service, application or visualization about our city. By releasing data in easily consumable formats and reaching out to the community and encouraging experimentation and innovation,…

Using Data in the Fight Against Poverty

Recently the City of Philadelphia unveiled a new, comprehensive anti-poverty strategy called Shared Prosperity Philadelphia. This multifaceted plan is focused on delivering a “holistic approach to understanding, confronting and reducing the effects of poverty and creating a more thriving, prosperous Philadelphia for every citizen.” An important component of this new effort is the identification of…