Los Angeles Inks New Data-Sharing Agreement With Scooter and Bikeshare Companies

“This is the way we must work together to meet the challenges of tomorrow,” said Seleta Reynolds, the LADOT’s general manager.

Cities Address Hurdles to Sharing Data

An increasing number of operating systems are available to municipalities looking to streamline data sharing, but a global network wants them thinking about urban resilience as they do.

Digital Record Deluge Threatens to Swamp States

States allocate less than one-hundredth of one percent of their budget on archives despite exponential data growth.

Program Pairing Governments and Startups Launches Latest Round

Participants in the Startup in Residence program are seeking solutions for about 80 “civic challenges.”

3 GIS Policy Trends to Consider

Steering committees, distributed models and named user licensing are catching on.

Google Tool Offers Look at City Emissions, Solar Power Potential

The company's Environmental Insights Explorer features only five localities for now, but there are plans to expand it to thousands.

Virginia’s ‘Model’ Opioid Data-Sharing Platform Nearly Ready

As the epidemic’s death toll rises, the state is working to get more information into the hands of regional substance abuse coalitions to mitigate deaths and other negative impacts.

Better Data Management is Key to Denver’s Smart City Aspirations

The situational awareness dashboard at the city’s Traffic Operations Center is the first step in a grander plan.

Making Algorithms Less Biased

In the smart city era, data is increasingly used in governments’ decisionmaking. But what happens when that data is flawed?

Firm Offers Data on Hundreds of Businesses in 'Opportunity Zones'

The dataset’s creators hope to draw attention to small companies eligible for investment under the economic development program.

U.S. Circuit Court’s Big Ruling in Smart Meter 'Warrantless Search' Case

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | $200 million in seized personal property in Arizona … Pittsburgh’s steepest street declaration … and explore Charlotte’s expanded airport concourse.

Your Fancy New Analytics Platform Doesn't Matter If No One Uses It

COMMENTARY | Tools should empower employees, not send them running back to spreadsheets.

Tracking the Blanket of Unhealthy Air in the Pacific Northwest

While real-time data can’t clear the air of wildfire smoke, it can help people and agencies make smarter decisions.

The Data Behind ‘Hot Cars’ in the N.Y. Subway System

Nobody wants to ride in an overheated steel box in the middle of summer.

How Chicago’s Poorest Residents Are Driven Into Debt

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Ohio pension calculation lawsuit … a “stark warning” on public records in Texas … and PG&E’s $1 billion loss.

Judge to Allow Census Citizenship Question Lawsuit to Continue

A coalition of states, cities and advocacy groups argue that adding the question will drive down response rates ahead of the 2020 decennial count.

A Moneyball Approach to Clean Water in California

Up to 1 million Californians lack access to clean, safe drinking water at some point during the year. Data scientists believe they are part of the solution.

A Part of the U.S. Where Younger Counties Are on the Rise

Overall, the nation's median age has been getting older. New Census Bureau data shows which region is bucking that trend the most.