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Five cities come together to host a regional Open Data Day to share how open data has played a role in their cities

This guest post is authored by the Cities of Baton Rouge, Chattanooga, Little Rock, Memphis and New Orleans.


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Simone Brody, Executive Director of WWC, shares her reflections on how data-driven cities rose to the challenges of 2020

Dear What Works Cities Community,

2020 has challenged all of us in extraordinary ways. For the city leaders and staff who have faced tremendous loss and have been stretched to the limit in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic: your perseverance, dedication, and decisive leadership are inspiring. We at What Works Cities (WWC) are grateful for you. The unwavering commitment you showed to your residents has confirmed my conviction in what dedicated local leaders can accomplish when it matters most.

Over the last year, cities continuously used data-driven strategies to provide their residents with food and basic service access, meet…

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