There’s good news and bad news about the valuable federal data we use during this government shutdown. We have some solutions for you if the shutdown continues.
Learn how Public Health Departments are looking at the complete picture of health in a community by examining three main drivers of comprehensive health. We are helping them with three new mySidewalk templates that quickly provide a snapshot of their health story.
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.
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.
Learn how Kansas City, MO is tackling the difficult problem of race and equity using data to drive public conversation.
With an urban core that is "riding a 15-year wave of growth and prosperity attracting residents, employers, and talent while unlocking opportunities and engaging private investment in Downtown", the Downtown Council of Kansas City, Missouri wanted a way to share—and celebrate—its wins. The Council also needed to prove that the downtown was having a positive impact on the broader community and create even more excitement for its plans moving forward.
To help organize this information in a way that was meaningful and impactful for residents, developers, and investors, the Downtown Council (DTC) worked with mySidewalk to create a user-friendly, data-driven resource—the State of Downtown dashboard. Below we've highlighted some of the Council's goals, challenges, and major discoveries.