The City of San Francisco has for years had a "Sunshine" ordinance, requiring that public agencies make their documents and proceedings available to the public. But recent reviews show that sunshine has been hard to find in the city of fog.
Mar 12, 2010 San Francisco Bay Guardian
The city of Miami is putting its 311 phone system and the civic problems it's used to report online, enabling residents and city officials to easily track local problems.
Mar 12, 2010 Government Technology
<em>Next American City</em> columnist Christian Madera looks at new efforts to get local government to make municipal data available and accessible, and some of the ways reluctant cities can be convinced to open up.
Feb 24, 2010 Next American City
Keeping government open and accountable has led to some problems for cities, according to John D. Donahue.
Feb 12, 2010 Governing
A new site from the people behind WalkScore shows you where to track your commute, and singles out the transit agencies who are failing to let you.
Dec 10, 2009 City-Go-Round
A growing number of cities are opening up public data streams to computer developers. Some say the move will improve civic discourse, but the nascent trend is still developing.
Dec 8, 2009 The New York Times
City data catalogs are fast moving from the exception to the norm for large U.S. cities. Opinion
Oct 19, 2009 By
New communication and interaction technologies are dramatically changing the way the public understands and participates in government. The emerging openness of data and information at the city level is broadening the urban policy conversation, but challenges and questions lie ahead as the open city develops. Exclusive
Oct 15, 2009 By