Digital Communities Special Report

December 2017

Digital Communities Special Report: Software for the Social Good

Can technology lead to better policy on homelessness, poverty and other urban problems?

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Software for the Social Good: The Struggle to Make Informed Decisions

In part of our Digital Communities Special Report, we look at how technology can help local governments tackle social issues, but bringing together data from multiple sources and using it wisely remains a significant challenge.

Software for the Social Good: Locating Food Deserts

In part of our Digital Communities Special Report, we look at how mapping data can help cities understand how an urban community functions and identify where resources are lacking.

Software for the Social Good: One County's Model Warehouse

In part of our Digital Communities Special Report, we look at how Allegheny County, Pa.'s Department of Human Services put data in a central location to solve a host of social problems.

Software for the Social Good: Where Are the Analysts?

The explosion in data at the local level has led to breakthroughs in social services, but cities and counties must figure out how to analyze it effectively.

Software for the Social Good: Technology as a Unifying Force

In part of our Digital Communities Special Report, we look at how CIOs play a critical role in getting technology into the process of fixing urban social problems.

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