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After years in the doldrums, the fortunes of Midwestern metro areas are rising.
Cities from Cincinnati to Phoenix have incorporated the information into their own platforms.
“We want the marketplace to organically build this thing out,” according to City Manager Harry Black.
Cincinnati has rolled out 14 interactive dashboards that are regularly updated and built upon the city’s open data portal.
The last round of the competition attracted 188 applications.
Among all the impressive work being done at Cincinnati City Hall to improve services, there’s a great fix-it app, too.
“Using drone technology we can do it in a matter of minutes, versus a matter of hours or days, and redirect human resources to other facets of the utility,” according to City Manager Harry Black.
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In trying to answer questions about U.S. crime using open data, app developers on the online analytics platform Foxtrot Code are requiring even more transparency from city officials.
While keeping debt in line with or beneath current levels, the city aims to use short-term borrowing to help fund paving and other maintenance in the coming years.
While it’s important to improve online services, Ohio’s third-largest city has upgraded the brick-and-mortar experience, too.
It's also powering incremental change that's improving operations and public services. Just look at Cincinnati.
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After the video contradicted his account, a campus cop is charged in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black motorist.
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Reforms were slow to take hold in Cincinnati, but when they did, they drove down crime while also reducing arrests.
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Mayor Cranley: The Office of Performance and Data Analytics “is absolutely essential for us to meet expectations for good customer service.”
City Hall has been changing its ways to respond to a downtown construction boom. And there’s a “new sheriff” in town.
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