New Reports on Putting Open Data to Work in Communities

Urban Institute   (NNIP Coordinator)

June 2014

For the past two years, the NNIP network has explored how our mission of democratizing data intersects with the growing open data movement.  The project encourages more NNIP partners to actively participate in the call for governments to release data and to take the next step in using open data to improve their communities. We have learned that local NNIP partners and open data advocates have complementary strengths and should work together to more effectively advance open government data that benefits all residents. This series of reports describes the network's experiences with open data to date and charts the way forward for incorporating open data into all of our work.  In addition, the case studies from four cities give a snapshot of how open data is developing in different political and institutional settings.  This project was made possible with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Check out our Open Data page to see other related work by the partners.

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