Pittsburgh officials Monday launched Burgh's Eye View , an app that includes a range of public records such as crime statistics, building code violations and excessive noise complaints.
The city Department of Innovation & Performance's Analytics and Strategy team built the app, which also is available as a website, as part of an effort to increase openness and accessibility.
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In September, the Steel City launched the Pittsburgh Roadmap for Inclusive Innovation, a strategy to facilitate residents’ participation in the New Economy, improve the city’s capacity to serve the public through data-driven services and increase resilience by strengthening the clean tech and local business sectors.
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Pittsburgh councilman Dan Gilman’s campaign finance and ethics reform bills received final approval from the City Council this week.
He said the bills are part of a “new era of transparency” in city government.
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App developers, researchers, and sleuths could find a treasure trove to mine for free.
On Thursday, the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, and the University of Pittsburgh unveiled the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center — an open data website with 133 sets of local data related to the arts, education, and demographics, among other topics. Continue…
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