The Power of Open Data to Transform and Engage Communities


Foundation: Knight Foundation

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Lilian Coral, Knight Foundation's director for national strategy and technology innovation, shares details on the Foundation's new call for ideas that explore transformational ways data can be used to build stronger, thriving and more engaged communities.

Coral points out the power of open data, where people and communities can be better informed and engaged, encouraging them to participate in more civically-focused activities.

Knight Foundation's open call for ideas aims to encourage a new set of transformative approaches for using, understanding and taking action with public data. Chosen recipients can earn a share of up to $1 million in funding for their ideas and projects.

The new open call on data for civic engagement is part of Knight's broader work in Smart Cities, which seeks to support stronger, more engaged communities by enabling the voice of the community to be reflected in the design and use of technology.

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