Thursday, March 10, 2016
Bloomberg Report: 'Data Gap' at City Halls Across the Nation
Limited training and resources hamper city efforts to use data-based decisionmaking in public safety, economic development and affordable housing, according to a new report by the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities initiative.
Those findings come from 115 city applications and 39 visits to municipalities in 2015—representative of about 40 percent of all midsize U.S. cities.
With a goal of closing the city hall “data gap,” What Works Cities announced the addition of six cities to its program roster for a total of 27: Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; Little Rock, Arkansas; Milwaukee; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Victorville, California. . .