You asked and they answered. The DataKC team at Kansas City, Missouri is at the heart of data-driven decision making. Their work is often reviewed by cities trying to decide what is possible when it comes to data and innovation and now they’re giving us the scoop.
It’s 2017, and many cities are now opening their data to the public. Though residents now have access to a lot of (often complicated) data, few know how to interpret it. City leaders are starting to realize that opening data is simply not enough—in order to increase resident satisfaction and transparency around city performance, they must harness this data, using it in their everyday communications. In this post, we hear from three city leaders who are actively harnessing data—and reaping positive community outcomes as a result.