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Posted on: March 25, 2019

Vote for Baton Rouge for Smart Cities Award

Open Data BR, the City-Parish’s official open data portal, has been named a finalist in the Civic Engagement category for the 2019 IDC Smart Cities North America Awards. The portal’s tools provide a wealth of information on government expenditures, statistical and historical data, and public safety. It is a Top-3 finalist competing with two entries from Chicago.

In 2018, the City-Parish won an award in the Police and Law Enforcement category, recognizing the successful Public Safety Common Operational Platform (PSCOP). These annual awards recognize the progress North American communities have made in executing Smart Cities projects, as well as provide a forum for sharing best practices to help accelerate Smart City development in the region. 

Please vote for Open Data BR, which you can find listed under the awards’ civic engagement category by clicking here. (After registering, select Baton Rouge under item No. 3, then scroll down and click submit. Voting in every category is optional.) Voting is open until 4:00 p.m. Thursday, April 4, 2019. The winners will be announced on April 9.

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