Tag: data

How: (Cities) + (Science) = Resilient Communities

For city leaders preparing for floods, droughts, air and water contaminants, rising sea levels and other potential disasters, scientists are essential partners. Testing water level levels with a measuring pole. If pushed to their intellectual limits, most people will be able to name one great living scientist. At the top of any list is either

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Advancements in Data-Sharing Are Changing How Government is Run

On May 30th and 31st, innovators in government and technology joined together for the 5th annual Transparency Camp, led by the Washington, D.C. based Sunlight Foundation. Throughout the two-day event, conversation revolved around the dual concepts of government and data, exploring their interconnected nature and the rapid advancements in data that are changing the way

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Business Incentive Initiative

This post was written by Ellen Harpel, founder of Smart Incentives and president of Business Development Advisors LLC (BDA), an economic development and market intelligence consulting firm. Post originally appeared on Smart Incentives blog. City leaders have many concerns about the cost and effectiveness of economic development incentives in their communities, as we learned from the

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Ageless Cities

This post is part of a special series of blogs inspired by NLC’s annual Congress of Cities and related events such as the National Summit on Your City’s Families. Interestingly enough, much of what we have learned about how to make cities great places for youth can be applied to making cities great places for

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