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Improving Government through Data Analytics

Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation has launched Data-Smart City Solutions, an initiative aimed at using big data and analytics to transform the way local government operates. Read More

"Getting Out of Jail and Staying Out"

From the National Journal
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Fellowship to Connect Scholars with Policy Practitioners

The University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy has named Brett Goldstein, Chief Data and Information Officer for the City of Chicago, as its inaugural Fellow in Urban Science. Read More

"Chicago CDO to Leave Government "

From Government Technology
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"By the Numbers"

From The Economist
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Chicago Uses Crowdfunding to Grow Local Businesses, Create Jobs

World Business Chicago (WBC) and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel have launched Seed Chicago, a collaboration with Kickstarter that will highlight projects that create jobs and economic growth in Chicago’s neighborhoods. Read More
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Southwest Organizing Project

Empowering neighbors to transform communities In one of Chicago’s most violent areas, gangs and abandoned buildings put communities on the edge of collapse. In such environments, it is easy for problems to seem insurmountable, for ... Read More