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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.

How the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas is Fighting Blight with Data

How the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas is Fighting Blight with Data

The Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, KS (the UG) is fighting blight in their community with an innovative, data-driven program designed to cut through silos across fifteen departments.

Smart Cities are Taking a New Approach to Measuring Progress

Smart Cities are Taking a New Approach to Measuring Progress

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.

Top 4 Performance Measures for Mid-Size Cities

Top 4 Performance Measures for Mid-Size Cities

As city budgets continue to shrink, the pressure to be more efficient and purposeful with resources is ever mounting—and residents expect transparency around how city funds are used. Providing proof that positive changes emerge from money spent has never been more crucial. Increasingly, cities are forming performance management departments to track performance metrics and guide the betterment of city governments.

mySidewalk studied performance metrics used by 20 mid-size cities to uncover the most common performance measures; 4 categories emerged as metrics that are universally vital to tracking city progress.

mySidewalk Introduces Custom Reports: Turn Your Data Into an Interactive Story

mySidewalk Introduces Custom Reports: Turn Your Data Into an Interactive Story

Tired of pulling together clunky reports that feature various forms of data? Frustrated with last-minute, one-size-fits-all reporting requests that require the time and energy of several people? Go ahead and take a breath, because those days are over. mySidewalk’s new Reports feature gives you the power to quickly pull together a dynamic report that tells your city’s story—and you can adjust every Report to fit the topics most important to each stakeholder.

“It’s now fast and easy for us to pull reports together for developers looking at our community," said Jackie Krawczak, president & CEO of Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce, Michigan. "We can also quickly and easily change reports on the spot—in real time, right in front of the developer if necessary. It’s that easy to use.”