BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Tuesday, October 2 2012
Inspired by Boston, the city of Philadelphia is establishing its own Office of New Urban Mechanics, said the city's Mayor Michael Nutter late Monday at the Code for America Summit.
"New Urban Mechanics Philadelphia is a nimble and entrepreneurial government outfit," Nutter said during a Monday afternoon speech in San Francisco. "It is piloting and prototyping small innovative projects in the civic space, which along with efforts of individuals across multiple city departments, will better enable our city to sustain a culture of innovation and entrepreneurial approaches to problem-solving."Read More
BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Wednesday, August 8 2012
Philadelphia has named Code for America's Mark Headd as its chief data officer. Read More
BY Nick Judd | Monday, October 17 2011
Code for America launched last year to see if coding talent and information-technology knowledge could help big municipal governments make their cities better without spending a whole lot of money, modernizing city hall ... Read More