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The Brief: These Are the Most Ticketed Blocks in All of Philadelphia

1. Never hope for a parking grace period on the 500 block of S. 2nd Street. The gist: Inquirer/Daily News data analysts Dylan Purcell and […]

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Cities Are Killing Rats With Data

It was the spring of 2013 and rats were on the rise in Philly. A particularly mild winter, coming on the heels of another mild winter the year prior, […]

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Google’s Next Big Project? “Urban Problems”

The next big thing at Google is, drumroll … cities! In case you missed it, there’s a new Google-backed company called Sidewalk Labs that’s describing […]

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The Open Data Movement Still Mostly Matters Just to Geeks

OpenDataPhilly has survived some rocky times in its first four years. Initially, the community-run data portal and app warehouse had the basic challenge of acquiring sufficient datasets from City Hall, […]

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Cool New App to Explore City’s Budget

The City of Philadelphia launched a really very cool new app today that makes it far, far easier to explore the city’s budget. It’s called […]