Next City takes an in-depth look at open data and the implications it has for creating a better-governed, progressive Philadelphia. The article gives a helpful overview of the legacy Mayor Nutter will be leaving behind once he leaves office and highlights the fact that an open data future for the city, for all its advantages, is not guaranteed in the next mayoral administration.
For this reason and many others, we think it critical that Philly formally write open data mandates into the city charter. This guarantees maximum transparency and allows civic hackers to take raw accumulated city data our tax dollars helped create to use for maximum public good. Here's our platform overview on open data and why it matters to you.