Michael Nutter served two terms as mayor of Philadelphia. During his tenure he sought to foster a culture of transparency and a coordinated strategy for incorporating data and evidence into city operations. Nutter spoke with Stephen Goldsmith at Governing:
A part of this is really all about transparency and openness and integrity, but also a better relationship with your citizens. Initially, people just thought we would do a little bit. But we have hundreds of datasets that have now been released from virtually every department and agency in the government. I’m not sure if we even send out press releases anymore about the release of data. It’s become the norm.
Contributor: Ben Peterson, Pepperdine School of Public Policy Alumnus, MPP ’16.