Can Meat-and-Potatoes “Big Data” Help Detroit?

In “Can Meat-and-Potatoes “Big Data” Help Detroit?” ( I provide some commentary on the “Innovation Economy” meeting in DC yesterday sponsored by the Aspen Institute, the Bipartisan Policy Center, and Intel. From the post:

Just as foundations such as Knight and Ford are supporting collaboration among journalistic entities in around Detroit, perhaps there should also be similar efforts to foster better data sharing and data access. Promoting civic “big data” efforts need not just focus on promoting small business and middle-class entrepreneurship but also on supporting the basic services that need to be restored in Detroit such as public safety, public health, street repair, and trash collection.

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