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London’s mayor hopes releasing more city data will encourage software developers to design more apps to improve city services, The Telegraph reports.
To promote a data-driven culture of innovation, Los Angeles has appointed Abhi Nemani as chief data officer, the Office of L. A. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced.
Driven by budget woes and guided by hackers, city governments are experimenting with open data as a low-cost way to reach citizens, Roll Call reports.
Chicago and Sacramento also have new online outlets for releasing government data to citizens and to help city leaders with planning.
Using a program called datapoa, citizens in the Brazilian city contribute data on sanitation, health, the environment and traffic, reports The City Fix.
Advocacy group presses issue at National League of Cities expo