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A community-supported fatality review might reduce overdose deaths in Philadelphia results

Jan. 28, 2019 12:52 pm

A community-supported fatality review might reduce overdose deaths in Philadelphia

"I strongly believe that the solutions are not going to be found in City Hall or in buildings downtown, but that they're going to be found by city officials working with community stakeholders and the people closest to the problem," said one advocate.
How can Philadelphia’s point-in-time count do a better job of counting families? purpose

Jan. 25, 2019 1:16 pm

How can Philadelphia’s point-in-time count do a better job of counting families?

Three homeless service pros describe the limitations of current tracking methods and advocate for better data sharing across city agencies.
Philly needs new voting machines. Here’s why the buying process must be kept transparent purpose

Jan. 9, 2019 4:02 pm

Philly needs new voting machines. Here’s why the buying process must be kept transparent

"As a city, we must prioritize public input," opines Jennifer Devor, a local committeperson and candidate for city commissioner.
Check out Generocity’s 2019 editorial calendar purpose

Dec. 21, 2018 12:00 pm

Check out Generocity’s 2019 editorial calendar

Mental health, youth leadership, the digital divide and nine more themes we'll be focusing our reporting on next year.
This FCC rule change could put funding for public access TV at risk funding

Dec. 12, 2018 4:30 pm

This FCC rule change could put funding for public access TV at risk

It's unclear exactly how much money is at stake, but the change will likely impact nonprofit operators' abilities to reach underserved audiences. Here's how PhillyCAM and the City of Philadelphia are responding.
Philly’s digital divide is growing, but at least we got some free Wi-Fi kiosks ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ purpose

Dec. 11, 2018 1:07 pm

Philly’s digital divide is growing, but at least we got some free Wi-Fi kiosks ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Only 71.6 percent of households in the city had broadband in 2017, compared to 83.5 percent nationally. On the bright side, smartphone users in Center City can now use five of an eventual 100 kiosks to access the internet.
A history of social movements, mapped in Philadelphia’s City Archives purpose

Dec. 10, 2018 10:33 am

A history of social movements, mapped in Philadelphia’s City Archives

Artist Talia Greene's new interactive mural is based on a 1943 redlining map and features an augmented reality component.
3 ethical considerations of civic tech results

Nov. 26, 2018 11:48 am

3 ethical considerations of civic tech

Some local gov staffers and technologists see potential in tech's role as a tool for civic engagement. Some, a booster of efficiency. What trends should Philadelphians watch out for?
Generocity and Technical.ly are hosting a Slack AMA with civic technologists this Friday purpose

Nov. 13, 2018 11:13 am

Generocity and Technical.ly are hosting a Slack AMA with civic technologists this Friday

Join the Technical.ly #ama channel to ask experts about best practices for getting non-technologists involved in using open data and more on Friday, Nov. 16, from 1 to 2 p.m.
3 local gov staffers are studying other cities’ co-ops to boost Philly’s democratic biz economy method

Nov. 9, 2018 11:34 am

3 local gov staffers are studying other cities’ co-ops to boost Philly’s democratic biz economy

The fellows are applying their learnings to three commercial corridors: 52nd Street, Woodland Avenue and East Passyunk Avenue.

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