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Syracuse Joins Bloomberg Philanthropies’ “What Works Cities” Initiative

By Staff

 

30496471491_c0705f392b_kMayor Stephanie Miner has announced Syracuse was selected to join “What Works Cities,” a national civic innovation collaboration launched by Bloomberg Philanthropies in 2015.

The program has partnered with municipalities to enhance the use of data in public sector decision-making, and the city will work to make data about housing, infrastructure, and neighborhood issues open to the public, as part of the initiative.

“Syracuse is joining the top echelon of civic innovators, and I am proud we are taking our record of experience and our creative ideas to What Works Cities,” Mayor Miner stated. “This will give the city of Syracuse the opportunity to work buy soma uk with remarkable minds developing twenty-first century solutions to our challenges. I am eager for us to begin the exciting work that lies ahead.”

Miner said the city will use the partnership to begin more work with open data, reliably compiling data to improve municipal decision-making.

In addition, she said Syracuse will make more data available for the public, seeking input from citizens about how best to use the information.

Last month, the city also sponsored a Civic Data Hackathon, providing open data and seeking citizen solutions to road infrastructure challenges.

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