Philadelphia selected for second year of Code for America assistance

    Philadelphia will continue as a Code for America partner, as the city announced today it has been tapped for a second year of assistance from top technology experts to make the city’s data more available to residents.

    With help from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Philadelphia’s Code for America partnership this year yielded mobile apps to help with things like art, transportation and community resources.

    In his announcement today, Mayor Michael Nutter said he looks forward to more “powerful, sophisticated Internet-based social media tools that make it easier for citizens to get things done in their neighborhoods.”

    Chosen from a group of 20 other local governments, Philadelphia secured its status for 2012, which promises to build on the existing community platform. Get more details about the 2012 project here.

    Editor’s note: NewsWorks receives funding from the Knight Foundation.

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