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Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

LocalView is a database co-created by Soubhik Barari and Tyler Simko to advance the study of local government in the United States. It is the largest dataset of local government public meetings — the central policy-making process in American local government — as they are captured on video.

At present, the database covers 139,616 videos of public meetings 1,012 places and 2,861 distinct governments across the United States between 2006-2022. The map below provides a summary of the geographic coverage in the sample.

Organization Type: Academic or research organization
Status: Active
Founded: 2023
Last Modified: 3/18/2023
Added on: 3/17/2023

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