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Get some fresh ideas to help your community use city open data

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Maybe your city is already publishing data but you haven’t seen many members of your community use it. Maybe you’re just starting to publish data and want to build your program with community needs at the center. Or maybe you already have a thriving community of open data users and want to learn new ideas or share your successes. No matter where you are in your work, on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 1:00-3:00 pm EDT, city open data staff are invited to join us for an online discussion, idea swap, and presentation on best practices to support community data use.

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Sunshine Week shed a stark light on the state of open government in Washington

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Washington DC is taking some great steps toward data transparency...but it could do better. And the Trump administration is setting a new low bar for public accountability. Those were some of the highlights of "The State of Open Government," our two-part panel conversation on March 15 in honor of Sunshine Week 2018. If you weren't able to join us last night, here's a short recap of the conversation.

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Assessing police use of force data with the help of the Police Foundation

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The Police Foundation promotes the use of open data to encourage joint problem solving, enhanced understanding, and accountability between communities and the law enforcement agencies that serve them. We’re excited to join the Sunlight Foundation in 2018 as they empower communities across the nation and share the importance of releasing open police use of force data as part of the 2018 U.S. City Open Data Census.

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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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