Philadelphia, October 16, 2015 – The City of Philadelphia released ten new data sets and three updated data sets in advance of the Apps For Philly Sustainability event this weekend. A majority of the data sets are from the Philadelphia Water Department and highlight its work in green stormwater infrastructure. Also released was information about 2014 Energy Benchmarking data for city-owned buildings, activities and programming organized by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and vehicle crash data from the Streets Department.
Mayor Michael A. Nutter said, “Transparency helps Philadelphia become one of the safest, greenest, healthiest cities in America. This data release joins a growing list of more than 240 open data sets that help inform citizens and strengthen trust in government.”
These new data sets, and all previously released open data sets, will be available for use this weekend at the Apps for Philly Sustainability event, an ‘unconference’ and hackathon organized by Code for Philly. The event kicks off with an ‘unconference’ in which attendees can host their own sessions and City of Philadelphia representatives will host sessions on recently released open data sets. Following the ‘unconference’ will be a city-wide, community needs assessment and hackathon, in which technologists, community organizers, and sustainability enthusiasts will participate in a weekend-long, rapid prototyping session focused on ideas generated during the assessment. For a full details or to sign up for the three-day Code for Philly event, please visit www.appsforphilly.org.
For more information about these data sets and more, go to www.opendataphilly.org.