City Departments

A drastic overhaul of the planning and development processes in Philadelphia is, at least for now, on hold so stakeholders can have more time to analyze the proposal.
Jan 23, 2015
Pittsburgh will attempt to spur economic development and streamline the city's permitting and code enforcement process by reorganizing the Bureau of Building Inspection.
Nov 12, 2014   Pittsburg Post-Gazette
Philadelphia City Council President Darrell Clarke will release the details of a proposal to consolidate planning and development approval authority into a new, cabinet-level city department.
Sep 29, 2014   Philadelphia Inquirer
New York City is moving forward with a plan to create a singular clearinghouse of public agency information -- an effort to help improve the way city departments work together.
Jun 25, 2010   Urban Omnibus
This infographic from <em>GOOD</em> looks at how city departments can use technology to better share data, and improve communication with citizens and streamline city services.
Jan 19, 2010   Good
City government is made up of many individual parts. Though they need to work together, they aren't typically very good at it -- especially in big cities. Exclusive
May 4, 2009  By Nate Berg