Putting Open Data to Work for Communities

Report by Kathryn L.S. Pettit, Leah Hendey, Brianna Losoya, G. Thomas Kingsley
June 14, 2014

Urban Institute   (NNIP Coordinator)

The National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) is a network of local organizations that collect, organize, and use neighborhood data to tackle issues in their communities. As the movement for government transparency has spread at the local level, more NNIP partners are participating in the call for governments to release data and are using open data to provide information for decisionmaking and community engagement. 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.

See the accompanying case studies for portrayals of how open data is unfolding in NNIP cities.