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GovEx Data Points

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A podcast about government and data. Telling stories from practitioners and academics about how data affects communities and the lives of residents.

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A podcast about government and data. Telling stories from practitioners and academics about how data affects communities and the lives of residents.

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The Wonk We Need

By GovLover - May 27 2017
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Each episode is a deep dive on the tools needed to advance local government.

Data to the rescue

By twinkletoesATL - May 24 2016
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Love this idea and the execution. Nice work GovEx!

iTunes Ratings

16 Ratings
Average Ratings
16
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0
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0

The Wonk We Need

By GovLover - May 27 2017
Read more
Each episode is a deep dive on the tools needed to advance local government.

Data to the rescue

By twinkletoesATL - May 24 2016
Read more
Love this idea and the execution. Nice work GovEx!
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GovEx Data Points

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A podcast about government and data. Telling stories from practitioners and academics about how data affects communities and the lives of residents.

Rank #1: Data Points Podcast Episode 55 - Creating Racial Equity in Grand Rapids

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Racial equity is a challenge cities across America are grappling with on a daily basis. In this episode, we will take a deep dive into the innovative and data-driven approach which Grand Rapids, Michigan is taking to meet this complex issue head on. Over the past six months, GovEx, through What Works Cities, has been supporting Grand Rapids' efforts to increase racial equity by improving data management practices and bringing data and evidence into the decision-making process, and bettering the connection with residents and their quality of life.

As a part of our collective effort, the City has launched its Housing NOW! dashboard to which allows everyone a clear view of the data collected and analyzed by Grand Rapids to "inform decision-making and dialogue so that [the City is] able to understand [its] community needs and how best to meet them."

We are joined by Alex Melton who is the Customer Service Community Liaison for Grand Rapids and Zac Thiel, the City’s Digital and Data Strategist. They are apart of Grand Rapids 311 Customer Service team, which is led by Becky Jo Glover.

Like Data? Listen and Get in Touch

You can find updates to the podcast in several ways.

Get in touch with us and let us know what you want to hear, suggest potential episodes, and give us feedback on how the podcast is going. You can contact us on Twitter at Gov_Ex or reach out via our website at govex.jhu.edu/contact.

May 29 2018
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Rank #2: Data Points Podcast Episode 54 - Tactical Data Use with Sunlight

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Enabling more use of public data is a key challenge for cities across the country. This week, we will be talking with our partners from the Sunlight Foundation about their efforts to improve Tactical Data Engagement. For this episode, we’re joined by Stephen Larrick, Open Cities Director at Sunlight. Stephen leads all city-focused work for Sunlight, including work we've done together on open data through the What Works Cities Initiative.

Sunlight's recent work has focused increasingly on putting city data to use. To do that, they have piloted a technique called Tactical Data Engagement. Madison, WI, was one of their pilot sites and through a focus on equitable neighborhoods they were able to build user personas and a public data use toolkit for residents to use. Many cities are also interested in this work and through a recent workshop, Sunlight and cities were able to generate 39 fresh ideas for community use of open data for cities across the country to use.

Like Data? Listen and Get in Touch

You can find updates to the podcast in several ways.

Get in touch with us and let us know what you want to hear, suggest potential episodes, and give us feedback on how the podcast is going. You can contact us on Twitter at Gov_Ex or reach out via our website at govex.jhu.edu/contact.

Apr 30 2018
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Rank #3: Data Points Podcast Episode 52 - Culture Shifts in Durham, NC

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This week we’re starting a mini-series on data and culture change. We will be taking a look at several different approaches to building a culture of data use with city partners from around the country. For this episode, we’re joined by Josh Edwards of Durham, NC. Josh is the Strategic Plan Director in the budget department and also the director of the city’s Innovation Team. Josh oversees a variety of projects related to data in the city and has built several initiatives to help spread data use across the city.

The initiatives in Durham span a wide range of topics from innovation in criminal justice to creating a lab where employees can experiment on all sorts of topics. However all of the projects focus on building internal capacity to solve problems with data. Whether employees are using the strategic plan goal dashboard, the Durham Open Data Portal, or the Neighborhood Compass, they're all focused on using data to better serve residents.

Like Data? Listen and Get in Touch

You can find updates to the podcast in several ways.

Get in touch with us and let us know what you want to hear, suggest potential episodes, and give us feedback on how the podcast is going. You can contact us on Twitter at Gov_Ex or reach out via our website at govex.jhu.edu/contact.

Mar 19 2018
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Rank #4: Data Points Podcast Episode 51 - What's up with Participatory Budgeting

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Budgets are often long, complicated, and difficult for the average city resident to understand. But they don't have to be. Participatory budgeting is a tool growing in use that helps residents understand and actively contribute to budgeting decisions in a city. Since it started in Brazil in the 1980s, participatory budgeting has spread around the world.

In this episode, we talk with representatives from two organizations using different participatory budgeting mechanisms to explain the why, what, and how of making budgets more participatory. First we discussed the nuts and bolts of doing participatory budgeting in a city government with City Manager Louis DePasquale and Budget Director Sarah Stanton of Cambridge, MA. Then we explored a gamified way of thinking about engaging people through budgets with Kelsey Foster, who is the Campaign Manager of the People's Budget at the Committee for a Better New Orleans. To learn more about these techniques, check out http://pb.cambridgema.gov/ and https://neworleans.peoplesbudget.com.

Like Data? Listen and Get in Touch

You can find updates to the podcast in several ways.

Get in touch with us and let us know what you want to hear, suggest potential episodes, and give us feedback on how the podcast is going. You can contact us on Twitter at Gov_Ex or reach out via our website at govex.jhu.edu/contact.

Mar 01 2018
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Rank #5: City Health Dashboard - NYU

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This week we talk with Dr. Marc Gourevitch and Dr. Jessica Athens, professors at New York University’s School of Medicine and Public Health. They’ll talk to us about the city health dashboard they’ve been developing for cities across the US.

The City Health Dashboard is a web resource that enables community leaders and advocates for health, education, housing, and other policy areas in four pilot cities to easily see where they stand on 26 key measures of health and drivers of health. The site displays measures and drivers of health in a variety of data views, including interactive maps and charts. Through the site, you can compare outcomes across your neighborhood and among your peer cities.

We also talk about the forthcoming expansion of the tool for even more cities to leverage for data-based health policy making.

Feb 15 2018
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Rank #6: GovEx Data Points Episode 53: Culture Change Miniseries

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About two years ago, Tempe, Arizona’s mayor and council committed to moving towards more transparent and data informed decision making. Since that time, the city has passed an open data policy, developed an active open data program, created Tempe Accelerates — a regular City Manager led, data focused strategy session that’s open to the public — and launched a new tool for performance based budgeting. Collectively, it all represents quite a bit of change in the way that Tempe decisions are made and shared with the public.

As we continue our miniseries on data and culture change, in this episode we'll speak with Rosa Inchausti from Tempe. Rosa is Tempe’s first Director of Strategic Management and Diversity, and she’s supported a significant change process throughout the city. We hear first hand from Rosa how she accomplished the challenging task of bringing people on board with Tempe’s new data focus and the many excellent ideas she has for making organizational culture change effective and authentic.

Apr 16 2018
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Rank #7: 3rd Birthday Minisode

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Happy birthday to us! As GovEx turns three, Eric and Sharon (who have both been around since its beginning) take a quick look back at the top highlights over the years, including the first What Works Cities Summit, growing from two people with no office space to a team of 25 working in over 100 cities around the world, and we also peer into the future to give you some insights on what's next for GovEx.

Apr 09 2018
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Rank #8: Data Points Podcast Episode 48 – Cincy Insights with Leigh Tami

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Cities use data to tackle almost every problem imaginable. This includes the serious issue of opiods and overdoses. Using data to tackle serious issues in a public way is a great benefit of open data and performance analytics work and this week we dive...
Jan 11 2018
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Rank #9: Data Points Podcast Episode 47 – 2017 Wrap-Up

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It’s always good to pause and reflect. As the calendar page turns from 2017 to 2018, Eric and Sharon take time out to wrap up 2017 and discuss everything that’s happened on the Data Points podcast in the past year.
Dec 21 2017
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Rank #10: Data Points Podcast Episode 46 – Algorithms, Law, and Openness

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Many people know about algorithms. But we often don’t know much about them and how they work. In Episode 39 Weapons of Math Destruction, guest Cathy O’Neill described the basics of applications of algorithms in government. Today,
Dec 07 2017
27 mins
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