See how the City of Port St. Lucie, FL is improving livability in their community by bringing together data using interactive maps from their recent citizen satisfaction survey and other departments, including public works.
The new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law last December, introduced a brand new designation for low income communities called “Opportunity Zones”. Today, states around the country are scrambling to build lists of qualifying census tracts so that they can benefit from the new designations. The hope is that these zones will see years of new investment in areas that have historically seen decades of disinvestment. The twist? Only 25% of all qualifying census tracts will be chosen. Also, the deadline is March 21.
mySidewalk is working with organizations across the country to identify census tracts and align data with local needs in areas where they can make impactful improvements—before the deadline.
This video, a webinar recorded on February 21, walks through tools and techniques civic leaders and analysts can start using immediately to transform static resident survey data into dynamic information that will guide your City’s budgeting, planning, program development, and performance management.
The Greater Washington Community Foundation launched their mySidewalk data dashboard as a part of the VoicesDMV initiative on December 8, 2017. This blog highlights their vision, challenges, and how they are using this dashboard to create one data-driven resource that engages the entire DMV community.
Recently, the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership launched a mySidewalk data dashboard. This blog highlights their goals, challenges, and the data-driven solution they're employing to retain and attract businesses for the City of Alexandria.
Communities have historically struggled to answer a basic but existential question: Are we becoming a better place for all citizens to live, work, and play?
After four months of research at mySidewalk—including in-depth interviews, workflow mapping, and design sprints with dozens of city leaders and analysts—it’s clear that smart cities will take a new approach to not only answer that question, but to ensure it’s a yes.