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Austin and Norfolk selected to be the next pilot projects of Tactical Data Engagement

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Sunlight Open Cities is excited to congratulate Austin, Texas and Norfolk, Virginia as the next pilot projects of Tactical Data Engagement. Austin and Norfolk are both passionate about open data and ready to convene community partners to learn how to support open data use outside of city hall. We’re looking forward to working with both of them to put open data to use addressing community needs.

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Join us for “Community impact with open data: Two models from Canada and the United States”

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For city data to have the biggest impact, it needs to be open and it needs to involve residents. For many city staff, this can be unfamiliar, unclear, or even intimidating. How can city staff recognize these fears, understand the powerful potential of public collaboration, and cultivate that power to create a robust and enduring open data program? Join us for a webinar conversation with Canadian nonprofit OpenNorth about two models for what engaged, collaborative data publication and use looks like.

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Looking for open data use cases in Madison, Wisconsin

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Sunlight’s Open Cities team will be in Madison, Wisconsin for two weeks, conducting dozens of interviews as part of our first-ever pilot project for our Tactical Data Engagement work. To that end, if you live or work in Madison and have ideas about these issues, please tell us! Email opencities@sunlightfoundation.com and share your perspectives about how the city could improve how it collects, releases, uses or applies government data.

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What city planning taught me about open data

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Every day I work with cities to make government data more open and available to the public. I am not a data scientist or analyst, though – I'm a city planner. This is how my background in making cities better has helped my thinking about participatory urbanism and approach to opening data.

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