Thanks to data-driven innovations funded with a $4.2 million grant in 2011 from the Bloomberg Philanthropies, New Orleans dropped its murder rate by 20 percent between 2012 and 2013.
Sep 13, 2014 Co.Exist
In a recent piece, Kristine Johnston reviews Washington D.C.'s Capital Bikeshare program and its accessibility for low-income, non-white populations.
Sep 13, 2014 Georgetown Public Policy Review
The opportunities from data-driven innovations are wide, but many communities experiencing the data divide are without access to or reporting of high-quality data, furthering them from these benefits.
Sep 13, 2014 Center for Data Innovation
A new application, "Playgrounds for Everyone," has a growing database of 2505 inclusive and accessible playgrounds around the country suitable for children with special needs.
Sep 12, 2014 NPR
James Rojas explains the importance of front porches in Latino-American communities.
Sep 11, 2014 Project for Public Spaces blog
Supporters and practitioners of the playable city movement will gather this week at a conference in Bristol, UK called Making the City Playable.
Sep 10, 2014 Guardian Cities
Daniel Kay Hertz shares a map tracking the population of neighborhoods in Chicago since 1950, providing insights into how the city has changed.
Sep 9, 2014 City Notes
A new study examines gentrification (measured by relative income) at the neighborhoods, revealing the unique case of Cincinnati, which increased wealth faster during the recession than it did during the preceding boom.
Sep 8, 2014 Cincinnati Business Courier
A timeless marker of community has emerged as a source of conflict: the lemonade stand is being called an "illegal business." Scott Doyon discusses how getting to know — and support! — your neighbor can be an issue of survival.
Sep 8, 2014 PlaceShakers
A new data set released this week by the U.S. Census is helpful for determining patterns of migration during the recession-troubled years of 2008-2012.
Sep 7, 2014 Trulia Trends Blog