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Innovation

Asheville earns Municipal Innovator award for Open Data portal

Asheville earns Municipal Innovator award for Open Data portal

The City of Asheville was named Municipal Innovator during this month’s North Carolina Digital Government Summit in Raleigh. The award recognizes the City’s updated open-data portal, data.ashevillenc.gov. The N.C. League of Municipalities nomination reads: “It (open-data portal) provides the public an array of useful, downloadable information, from crime locations to flood maps to demographics to a

Asheville chosen as an AT&T GigaPower city

Asheville chosen as an AT&T GigaPower city

AT&T announced that Asheville will be among cities where AT&T plans to to expand the availability of ultra-fast speeds through AT&T GigaPower to homes, apartments and small businesses. AT&T’s GigaPower is described as an “ultra-fast Internet service.” Internet speeds up to 1 gigabit per second over the AT&T GigaPower network let you instantly access the


Lake Craig/Azalea Road improvements celebrated at kick-off event

Lake Craig/Azalea Road improvements celebrated at kick-off event

The crowd that gathered atop the new Azalea Road Bridge on April 18 to celebrate the completion of phase one of the Lake Craig/Azalea Road improvement project was made up of adults and kids alike. Many wore soccer jerseys and, following the kick off event, would continue on to the John B. Lewis Soccer complex

Neighbors and City collaborate to reduce speeding

Neighbors and City collaborate to reduce speeding

Like many streets in Asheville, Macon Avenue has a speeding problem. The corridor through the Grove Park – Sunset Mountain Neighborhood sees some 7,000 vehicles from a combination of residential, cut-through and tourist traffic each day. Unfortunately, many of these drivers exceed the speed limit through the residential area, a dangerous practice magnified the presence


Asheville map makers tap into public data

Asheville map makers tap into public data

The Asheville Map, the creation of Bruce and Nora Daniel, is picking up accolades at the national level, like inclusion in the NACIS Atlas of Design and a nod from WIRED Magazine. The map, which portrays in full color downtown Asheville and the surrounding region, is chock full of visual details, pinpoint accurate street info


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