March 28, 2017Article

StateScoop: What Works Cities extends initiative to all cities through new certification program

by Colin Wood

Local/ What Works Cities/ 2017/

For years, cities have thrown their data onto public portals and made broad claims about what their technology can do, but a new certificate could provide new bragging rights to substantiate those claims.

The What Works Cities initiative run by Bloomberg Philanthropies announced on Tuesday the launch of a certification program that will allow any city government to improve its use of data. The announcement came at the second annual What Works Cities Summit in New York City as the initiative also announced its next round of cities.