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Harnessing Open Data for Social Change

The book “Beyond Transparency: Open Data and the Future of Civic Innovation” analyzes how open data is being used to effect social change. Read More
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Housing Policy Matters

A commentary by Vice President of U.S. Programs Julia Stasch, originally published in The Hill. Read More
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Encouraging Collaboration Toward Civic Technology Innovation

A guidebook published by Emerson College’s Engagement Game Lab describes how government, community organizations, and academic researchers can collaborate on developing new tools, processes, and knowledge for innovating civic life in cities. Read More
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Analyzing Illinois’ Budget

The analysis warns that the state’s fiscal 2014 budget may represent a high-water mark with future years bringing a sharp reduction in revenues and further consequences of the unresolved pension crisis. Read More
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Chicago Launches First Comprehensive Public Data Dictionary

The Data Dictionary will serve as a resource for anyone interested in understanding what data is collected by city agencies and departments, how and if it may be accessed, and in what format it exists. Read More
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Nearly Half of U.S. States Enact Juvenile Justice Reforms

The report highlights reforms in 23 states that include limiting states’ authority to house young people in adult jails and prisons. Read More
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Philanthropy Must Help Heal the Breakdown in Democracy

To do our best work, philanthropy needs both a healthy public sphere and sound public policy. We seek solutions to complex issues like climate change, criminal justice, health, and human rights. Read More
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Building Influential Alliances to Meet Societal Challenges

A paper produced by Living Cities explores the traits and components of successful cross-sector partnerships that can yield innovative efforts to solve deeply entrenched societal problems. Read More