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Toronto’s young people are starting to interrupt the not-in-my-backyard chorus

From www.theglobeandmail.com

Smart, young city-loving people are speaking out for a denser and ultimately more affordable city
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Civic engagement, not civic participation – Open Savannah

From medium.com

Building a grassroots civic-tech ecosystem in a metro area the size of Savannah, Ga. requires more than just recruiting local developers and designers to join in and volunteer for a shared civic…
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It’s a Little Plano in Here: How a Reality Television Show Supercharged Engagement

From elgl.org

Editor’s Note: Retweet this article on Twitter and you’re entered into a drawing for free “It’s a Little Plano in Here” gear. How a Reality Television Show Supercharge…
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Portland's Next Density Spurt

From www.citylab.com

Flashy new residential projects near the Burnside Bridge suggest the expansion of the Rose City's urban core has leaped across the Willamette River.
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How Chula Vista is turning its bayfront into a smart city test bed

From www.techrepublic.com

Find out how Chula Vista is working to add smart city tech to its bayfront and beyond with a major project underway in this fast growing southern California city.
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Brooklyn's 'Neighborhood Innovation Lab' Targets Quality of Life, Tech Jobs

From www.govtech.com

The Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn will debut several smart city projects later this year as part of the city's first Neighborhood Innovation Lab, which also aims at stimulating tech jobs.
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Hartford Decides: Empowering Residents To Choose How To Improve Their City

From www.courant.com

As an artist, Jason Farquharson understands the power of individual expression. As a member of the Blue Hills Civic Association, the Hartford-based painter a
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The Quantified City: A Closer Look at Chicago's Array of Things

From carto.com

Data-tracking devices, from wearables to time and task management applications, have become a quotidian and normalized aspect of most Western societies
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Founding ‘Open Savannah’: An attempt to modernize a city that clings to its history

From medium.com

About three months ago, I moved to Savannah, the perfectly-preserved, nearly 300-year-old midsize city on the Georgia coast about two hours north of where I grew up. I had left my job as an editor in…
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In Two Years, Boston Goes From 5,000 Questions to 15-Year Plan

From nextcity.org

“Go Boston 2030” includes direction to shorten commute times, increase job access.
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Planners Across America: Making Albuquerque the Land of Enchantment, Not Confusion

From www.planetizen.com

The city of Albuquerque is focused on bringing consistency and coherence to an unwieldy collection of planning and land use regulations. An interview with Albuquerque Planning Director Suzanne Lubar explores the city's approach to the challenge. Contrary to its image in pop culture, Albuquerque is not the methamphetamine capital of America. And yet, there is a grain of truth to the adventures of Walter White: Albuquerque is overwhelmingly suburban.
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In Taiwan, Using Open Data to Expose Rampant Pollution

From civichall.org

By collecting real-time pollution data, an environmental group discovered Taiwan's largest petrochemical plant exceeded the emissions quota for pollution over 25,000 times. The plant didn't pay a cent for it.
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How Gainesville, Florida is tackling “brain drain”

From qz.com

Red tape has been holding Florida entrepreneurs back. A new initiative in Gainesville streamlines the process of starting a new business. By eliminating pain points for first time business owners, the city hopes to encourage creativity and competitiveness.
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Kittleson’s Corner: Coffee with Council

From elgl.org

Welcome back to Kittelson’s Corner my (now) weekly musings on things I think are interesting or important, especially in local government nerd-dom. Alright, let’s go. Book Review: The Blood o…
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Experimenting with local democracy

From medium.com

Huddersfield is weird. To the casual visitor it looks a lot like many towns in Britain- ethnically diverse, fairly deprived, getting on with it. There’s no outward hallmarks of thriving civic…
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Can a New Town Square Bridge the Electoral Divide? - Reimagining the Civic Commons

From civiccommons.us

America has become a politically divided and fractured country. How and where do we start to rebuild the social fabric essential to our democracy?
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Maximising the value of public engagement

From www.nationalhealthexecutive.com

Jane Mordue, the newly appointed permanent chair of Healthwatch England, explains why listening to feedback from the public is much more likely to help NHS and social care leaders make the right decis
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