The Digital Access and Equity Report in Baltimore City 2017

Digital Access and Equity in Baltimore City 2017: A project of the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation and the Media Democracy Fund The internet is arguably the most important communication tool of the 21st century. Public opinion research routinely indicates that people understand the internet’s importance, with one 2015 national survey showing that 58% of individuals polled agreed that “Internet…

Artplace: Mapping the Talented People in Your Neighborhood

Mapping the Talented People in Your Neighborhood by Alyce Myatt Published at Artplace.com on October 4, 2017. Much has been written about the value of creative placemaking and the absolute necessity to work collectively with the whole community including residents, artists and arts organizations, businesses, elected officials, and, of course, funders. An essential step in…

Harvard’s Ash Center Map of the Month: Baltimore’s GEOLOOM co>map

Published by Data-Smart City Solutions, housed at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School, the preeminent voice for innovation in government. By Daniel Harsha and Chris Bousquet Map of the Month: GEOLOOM co>map Baltimore, Maryland Published: July 2017 Goal: GEOLOOM allows cultural institutions, businesses, and policymakers to foster a more…

Baltimore Sun: Baltimore launches ‘bad batch’ text-alert system for overdoses

The Baltimore Sun: Baltimore launches ‘bad batch’ text-alert system for overdoses by Luke Broadwater and Alison Knezevich Published August 18, 2017 With the help of student computer programmers, Baltimore health officials have launched a text-messaging service to warn residents when deadly batches of drugs are in their neighborhood. Facing a dramatic rise in overdose deaths…