Philadelphia, PA increases transparency of campaign finance reporting with a new dashboard
Philadelphia built the dashboard in-house after working with an external vendor through 2019. The Campaign Finance Dashboard supports searches for city candidate transactions, debts, and contributions by ZIP code. Additional features include visualizations of filer categories, comparisons of competing candidate finances, and searches for filers by ward. The Office of Innovation and Technology produced a video tutorial and documentation for dashboard use.
Birmingham City Council, GB powers data-driven decarbonization efforts with Project 3D hub
City officials and the Centre for Sustainable Energy developed an online hub for public data related to the environment. Hub users find datasets about topics including vehicle registrations, building emissions, and live energy usage. Birmingham City Council uses the Project 3D platform when deciding on projects related to zero-carbon construction, building retrofits, and equitable transit. A funding competition selected seven groups to turn Project 3D data into community projects.
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Birmingham City Council, GB presents local data trends on The City Observatory platform
Local officials worked with Birmingham City University during the open data platform's development. Portal users access a growing list of data sets by searching keywords or selecting from 10 themes like deprivation and housing. The City Observatory highlights data dashboards on topics including the Homes for Ukraine and Clean Air Zone initiatives. Each dashboard combines maps, visualizations, and topic overviews for easier use by residents.
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eThekwini, KZN tracks progress toward livability goals for all residents with Strategic Hub
Municipal officials spent three years designing what they refer to as their single source of truth. The Strategic Hub houses dashboards on topics like road crashes, social sentiments, and property trends. A Livability Index scores each suburb's livability based on metrics in nine categories like education and transportation. The Greenbook Metro View supports comparisons of eThekwini's multi-dimensional vulnerabilities to 212 other local governments in South Africa.
Lake Country, BC CityViz dashboard explains trends found in the 2021 Census of Population
The portal's Overview section displays quick facts on population changes, major industries, and household incomes. An Economic Indicators dashboard visualizes multi-year trends in unemployment rates and employment insurance beneficiaries. Community Profile pages for population, labor force, and housing provide glimpses into life in Lake Country. CityViz users can subscribe for notifications when the district adds or updates data.
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Helsinki, FI designs its own Application Evaluator tool for public procurement decisions
The city's Forum Virium team identified the absence of a market solution for complex procurement processes. The Application Evaluator was developed in less than a month with an emphasis on easy accessibility and customization. Helsinki assisted the international A14Cities project by narrowing more than 100 applicants to seven finalists with the tool. This solution is posted on GitHub for user customization based on local criteria and evaluation methods.
Greater London Authority, GB captures city trends in data with State of London Dashboard
The City Intelligence Unit produced datasets in 120 metrics for a report to council officials. Public interest in this report led to the creation of a Dashboard filled with easy-to-read visuals. Dashboard users access one-page visual summaries of data after selecting from nine sections like Communities and The Environment. Line graphs going back to 2010 in areas like business formations and household recycling rates are supported by links to related sources.
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ launched interactive fiscal responsibility indicators on the Contas Rio portal
The Comptroller General of the Municipality of Rio launched a new interactive panel on the Contas Rio portal. The interactive panel improves the availability of data and transparency of city hall's finances. The new features available make it easier to directly access information that would take longer to obtain through traditional spreadsheet analysis. The panel also presents a searchable index of the historical evolution of the city's fiscal responsibility indicators.
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Washington, DC is launching a four-month pilot of the Digital Trust for Places and Routines standard
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) for Washington, D.C. is launching a four-month pilot of the Digital Trust for Places and Routines (DTPR) open-source communication standard for transparency and accountability around digital technology. The city will post signs with QR codes and URLs to access a webpage that provides such background, as well as an email address, and online surveys to input questions and comments about the technologies being tested.
Hobsons Bay, VIC unveils new collection of data dashboards for easier tracking of council work
Ten dashboards visualize regular updates on local services for residents and local officials. The Hobsons Bay at a Glance page includes map layers for public facilities like restrooms, playgrounds, and rail stations. Dashboard users curious about the most common service questions and response times visit the Customer Service page. Progress on multi-year projects like the Urban Forest Strategy and the five-year Council Plan is tracked on dedicated dashboards.
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Boston, MA is using embedded QR codes on urban tech devices to enhance data transparency
The city of Boston is partnering with Helpful Places on the Digital Trust for Places and Routines (DTPR) project to establish an open source communication standard for cities. The city of Boston is installing signage on urban tech devices to better inform the community about its use. The signage will consist of embedded QR codes which when scanned provides information about the device, the data it's collecting, and how to provide feedback.
Fredericton, NB pursues innovative uses for its IoT network during annual Fred-eHack event
Fredericton and eleven-x developed a sensor network generating metrics like air quality and parking space usage. The Fred-eHack event asks participants for pitches on how to maximize the network's usage. Hackathon teams use the city's Open Data Portal, sensor development kits, and expert advice during the 12-hour development period. Winning teams qualify for up to CAD 1,000 in cash or CAD 5,000 in eleven-x services and opportunities for city-backed pilots.