The City of Raleigh is a partner in the open government community and strives to become a worldwide model for an open source city. Through the Open Raleigh initiative, the City seeks to develop opportunities for economic development, commerce, increased investment, and civic engagement.
- The Public Technology Institute (PTI) has recognized Raleigh’s Open Data Portal with a 2013 Web 2.0 Award. The award recognizes state and local governments that have used Web 2.0 technologies and civic/social media tools to further citizen engagement, government accountability and operational efficiencies.
- Open Raleigh received a significant achievement award from Public Technology Institute in the 2012-13 PTI Technology Solutions Awards.
- The Open Data Institute awarded a pilot level certificate to Raleigh's Open Data Portal.
Open Data Portal
Open Raleigh Background
The City of Raleigh has a long history of open, collaborative government by engaging with citizens to provide a high level of customer service. On February 7, 2012, the Raleigh City Council unanimously adopted an Open Source Resolution. This was the first of many steps designed to make it easier to get information and interact with city government. Raleigh is committed to an open source strategy that highlights transparency, collaboration, and improved access to local government information and data.
Since the passing of the resolution, City staff has engaged with citizen groups, youth development programs, entrepreneurs, and businesses to create an open data roadmap. The open data roadmap was created as a living document under the guiding principles of availability and access, reuse and redistribution, and universal participation. The open data roadmap moves the City forward in creating a set of open data policies. These policies will be developed in an open and transparent way.
Open Raleigh is under development and will continue to evolve with experience and public input. A primary objective is a framework that supports a culture of openness and transparency and leads to an open government process.