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9 Key Insights from Data Inventorying Efforts

From working with public sector organizations across the world and reaching out to seasoned data management professionals to surface best practices, the Center for Government Excellence at Johns Hopkins University has assembled this list of lessons learned.

Innovation Defined: What Is a Data Inventory?

Any city leader who’s keen to use data to drive smart decisions has faced the same problem before: They know a certain dataset must exist somewhere in city hall’s computers. But where?

Innovation Defined: Data Quality Problems and Solutions

Good data quality is an essential foundation for any city. But how is “quality” defined, how is it assessed, and how is it achieved?

Innovation Defined: What Is Data Governance?

What is data governance, how do organizations get it done, and why does it matter? Johns Hopkins University’s Centers for Civil Impact have the answers.

Action items for transit innovators

City governments and transit agencies are on the front lines of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and are rapidly developing policies and projects for this emergency.

How to reopen culture during COVID

When COVID-19 hit, cities across the country closed the doors to cultural centers to help stop the spread of the virus. It was an essential move to safeguard the public’s health, but it also put many cultural institutions in precarious economic situations and cut residents off from some of what’s best about being in a city. Here, Bloomberg Philanthropies outlines key steps cities and cultural centers can take to reopen their doors safely.