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April 29, 2019 - Johns Hopkins University announced Monday it is reorganizing its Center for Government Excellence (GovEx), a think tank that trains city-government officials on how to incorporate data analytics into their decision-making processes, under a new program called the Centers for Civic Impact. GovEx was established in 2015 as part of former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s What Works Cities initiative, which encourages municipal governments to implement data-driven policies. Last week, What Works Cities certified seven cities for meeting criteria related to data governance, open data and other data-related policies.

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April 26, 2019 - Arlington has again found itself in the national spotlight as one of only seven cities, and the only one in Texas, receiving recognition from the What Works Cities Certification program for 2019. The announcement made last Wednesday comes from the Bloomberg Philanthropies organization that determines which cities meet, according to their news release, “the national standard of excellence for well-managed, data-driven local government.”

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April 25, 2019 - Bloomberg Philanthropies announced that Washington, DC is one of seven cities to achieve 2019 What Works Cities Certification, a national standard of excellence in city governance. What Works Cities Certification evaluates how well cities are managed by measuring the extent to which city leaders incorporate data and evidence in their decision-making. The District achieved certification at the gold level, increasing from its silver award in 2018.

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April 25, 2019 - The City of Bellevue has been recognized for using data to improve its services, with Bloomberg Philanthropies putting the city on its honor roll of What Works Cities Certification. In announcing the recognition this week, Bloomberg cited Bellevue for incorporating data into its budget process and maintaining an open data portal that tracks trends and the city’s performance in economic growth, public safety, housing and other areas.

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April 25, 2019 - What Works Cities, a Bloomberg Philanthropies initiative that supports the use of data and evidence-based management within local government, has bestowed another round of certifications on cities across the country. This year, the group gave gold-level certification — which is the highest that has so far been granted — to Kansas City, Mo.; Louisville, Ky.; and Washington, D.C. All three of the cities were silver-level certified last year, making the jump now to the higher tier. Meanwhile, the group placed Arlington, Texas; Memphis, Tenn.; Philadelphia; and Scottsdale, Ariz., on the silver tier.

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April 25, 2019 - Bloomberg Philanthropies honored seven cities with What Works Cities certification, recognizing the extent to which they use data and evidence in their decision-making. The cities honored were Arlington, TX; Kansas City, MO; Louisville, KY; Memphis, TN; Philadelphia; Scottsdale, AZ; and Washington, DC. They join previous honorees Boston, Los Angeles, New Orleans, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle.

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April 25, 2019 - Seven cities which have incorporated data and evidence in their decision-making processes have been recognised by Bloomberg Philanthropies. The What Works Cities certification, a US standard of excellence in city governance, identified Kansas City, Louisville, Washington DC, Memphis, Philadelphia, Scottsdale and Arlington as cities that are using data and evidence to solve local issues and improve residents’ lives.

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April 25, 2019 - Kansas City is building a reputation for using data to create a better city and improve residents' lives. Bloomberg Philanthropies released its list of cities that achieved What Works Cities Certification, and Kansas City advanced from silver to gold status. The certification program launched in 2017 and is a national standard of excellence in city governance. It recognizes well-managed cities that effectively use data in their decision-making process.

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April 25, 2019 - Louisville is one of seven cities to be receive the What Works Cities Certification from Bloomberg Philanthropies for 2019. What Works Cities Certification evaluates how well cities are managed by measuring the extent to which city leaders incorporate data and evidence in their decision-making. Louisville achieved certification at the gold level, moving up from the silver level in 2018, according to a news release.

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April 24, 2019 - Seven additional U.S. cities join those who have received certification from Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities program for their excellent data governance, the group announced Wednesday. The certification is part of What Works Cities’ effort to identify those local governments that exemplify best practices in evidence-based and data-driven decision making and to support better data governance practices nationally.

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