New Book - Beyond Transparency - Many authors from Code for America - Free download

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Steven Clift

Oct 21, 2013, 1:44:51 PM10/21/13
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Beyond Transparency is a cross-disciplinary survey of the open data
landscape, in which practitioners share their own stories of what
they’ve accomplished with open civic data. It seeks to move beyond the
rhetoric of transparency for transparency’s sake and towards action
and problem solving. Through these stories, we examine what is needed
to build an ecosystem in which open data can become the raw materials
to drive more effective decision-making and efficient service
delivery, spur economic activity, and empower citizens to take an
active role in improving their own communities


Table of Contents

Brett Goldstein

Opening Government Data

Open Data and Open Discourse at Boston Public Schools
Joel Mahoney

Open Data in Chicago: Game On
Brett Goldstein

Building a Smarter Chicago
Dan X O'Neil

Lessons from the London Datastore
Emer Coleman

Asheville’s Open Data Journey: Pragmatics, Policy, and Participation
Jonathan Feldman


Building on Open Data
From Entrepreneurs to Civic Entrepreneurs
Ryan Alfred, Mike Alfred

Hacking FOIA: Using FOIA Requests to Drive Government Innovation
Jeffrey D. Rubenstein

A Journalist’s Take on Open Data
Elliott Ramos

Oakland and the Search for the Open City
Steve Spiker

Pioneering Open Data Standards: The GTFS Story
Bibiana McHugh


Understanding Open Data

Making a Habit Out of Engagement: How the Culture of Open Data Is
Reframing Civic Life
Eric Gordon, Jessica Baldwin-Philippi

The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship: Data and Design in Innovative
Citizen Experiences
Cyd Harrell

Generating Economic Value through Open Data
Michael Chui, Diana Farrell, Steve Van Kuiken

Local Scale and Local Data
Alissa Black, Rachel Burstein

Driving Decisions with Data

Beyond Open Data: The Data-Driven City
Michael Flowers

Why Data Must Drive Decisions in Government
Beth Blauer

Beyond Transparency: Louisville's Strategic Use of Data to Drive
Continuous Improvement
Theresa Reno-Weber, Beth Niblock

Benchmarking Performance Data
Ken Wolf, John Fry

Looking Ahead

Towards a Community Data Commons
Greg Bloom

The Bigger Picture: Ten Lessons for Taking Open Government Further
John Bracken

New Thinking in How Governments Deliver Services
Mark Headd

Open Data and Algorithmic Regulation
Tim O’Reilly

Afterword: What's Next?
Abhi Nemani

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