Creative minds coalescing around city halls nationally to solve urban problems with public data:
Because, in the words of founder Jen Pahika, “You can care about your city in a way that’s hard to care about the bigger levels of government. And cities everywhere are going through this enormous financial crisis…It’s in your face, and this crisis is creating the political will to push through new approaches.” I will be checking out city halls while playing Johnny Agile-seed on tour this August.
MANY THANKS to Emily Wolfe for making me aware of Jen’s great work. It’s not all about code, there’s a real human aspect to it as well. Lots of face-to-face, lots of nuance…good to see, and let’s see more!