10-Minute Maps: Where are the vulnerable populations at risk of having their utilities disconnected?

10-Minute Maps: Where are the vulnerable populations at risk of having their utilities disconnected?

The Data Storytellers at mySidewalk have developed a map that can help you quickly identify older adults at risk of utility disconnection with just three key variables: utility type, population age 65 and over, and poverty status. This post teaches you how to build it in 10 minutes or less.

3 features in mySidewalk to make your data pop and your story stick

3 features in mySidewalk to make your data pop and your story stick

At mySidewalk, we know how hard it can be to craft an engaging story with data. Sure, if you had time to experiment, you could do it (and even enjoy the process!) but the reality is, all you really have time for is to share a stat or spreadsheet—and hope people just get it. But research shows that people are much more likely to understand and remember a story than a fact.

That’s why we focus on building features that help subject-matter experts craft an engaging data story, quickly. This post outlines three of the most effective and easiest-to-use tools in mySidewalk for injecting data storytelling into your next report.

When Every Moment Matters: LA Area Fire Chiefs Fighting Time

When Every Moment Matters: LA Area Fire Chiefs Fighting Time

We were honored to recently be included in the Los Angeles Area Fire Chiefs Association 2-day consortium bringing the area’s top minds in fire to discuss the latest advancements in leadership practices, operations management, and data-driven decision making. We learned that the Fire Chiefs are not only fighting fires, but fighting time. See how they are doing both in our blog.

How Long Beach is aligning stakeholders for long-term success

How Long Beach is aligning stakeholders for long-term success

The City of Long Beach published their Economic Development Blueprint - a 10-year plan for economic success. Learn how the city is using their Economic Insights Dashboard to make sure city staff and leadership can focus on implementation and keeping the momentum going.