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Philadelphia Mayor Launches a New Office for Innovation, Taking a Cue from Boston

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."

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Philadelphia Embraces The World Of Open Data

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Friday, April 27 2012

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter Photo: Flickr/Susan Beard/Knight Foundation

Philadelphia's Mayor Michael Nutter signed an executive order Thursday that establishes a comprehensive new open data policy that includes the appointment of a chief data officer, and firm deadlines for the establishment ... Read More