As President Kennedy said in his Inaugural Address, “ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.”


That sentiment is realized through the civic hacking movement — people working together quickly and creatively to help improve government, as Jake Levitas defined it.

A key ingredient necessary for civic hacking is data. This week we’re taking a look at five cities that have opened their data to the public so that citizens have the opportunity to invent new solutions to solve issues in their communities.

Philadelphia, PA

Madison, WI

South Bend, IN

Asheville, NC

Seattle, WA


Want to know what citizens have done with all of this data? Stay tuned to our blog to find out!