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Civic Tech: Leveraging Technology for Citizens and Governments in Africa 

From www.seedstars.com

In Uganda, 4 years ago, the government launched “Know Your Budget” portal to allow citizens to give feedback and ask questions about the national budget. In Rwanda, your business can be…View Post
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What Data Means for Madison, Wisconsin: A new collaboration with the Sunlight Foundation

From reboot.org

Announcing the launch of a new project to connect data to resident needs and build more “complete” neighborhoods.
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The importance of a digital strategy in Urban Cycling Management

From medium.com

City Makers will be at the Smart City World Expo in Barcelona next week, offering our consultancy and tech development services for cities. We are open to any request related to civic tech…
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Post-Hurricane Harvey, Houston’s Civic Tech Community Flourished

From www.govtech.com

Jeff Reichman, co-founder of January Advisors, discussed the aftermath of the devastating hurricane and how the tech community came together to help.
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For the People: Improving Governments with Technology

From harvardpolitics.com

In many ways, the Miami-Dade fellowship is a perfect civic tech success story. However, it’s not a success story just because of its technical merits; it’s a success story because Code for America examined the problem from the perspective of the people of Miami-Dade County.
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Report: Civic Tech Struggles with Sustainable Funding Despite Gains

From www.govtech.com

A recent increase in public desire to strengthen democracy has not yet translated into more funding for civic tech, but the authors of a new report see it as a reason for hope.
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West Sacramento, Calif., Uses New Tech Platform to Address Homelessness

From www.govtech.com

Through the Startup in Residence Program, city workers collaborated with developers to create Outreach Grid, a program designed to improve municipal efforts to address homelessness.
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How Tech and Data Boosted Florida’s Response to Irma

From www.routefifty.com

Some of the tools and strategies the Sunshine State used to prepare for and recover from a big hurricane.
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Which side are you on, vendors? – Code for America

From medium.com

I am often asked how Code for America intends to deal with the government technology contracting ecosystem that has a lot invested in the status quo. “I love what you’re doing, but at some point, the…
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Thinking Small on Civic Tech

From civic.io

Designing simple systems is one of the great challenges of Government 2.0. It means the end of grand, feature-filled programs, and their replacement by minimal services extensible by others. -- Tim O’Reilly, Open Government The original idea of Government as a Platform is now almost a decade old. In the world of technology, that’s a…
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Virtual Singapore Is More Than Just a 3-D Model, It’s an Intelligent Rendering of the City

From www.govtech.com

Planners of the $73 million Virtual Singapore project are working with government agencies to see how they might best make use of the simulated city.
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Startup Profile: Social Coin, Civic Engagement Platform based on Deep Learning through a Blockchain rewards system

From www.thestartupnetwork.co

We provide governments and organisations with a new way to recognise action within their community that makes a positive impact on society.

Our tool is the social coin, a cryptocurrency based on the actions of people and the positive impact this action makes.
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How I survived my very first hackathon (and why you can, too)

From technical.ly

Author Miriam Peskowitz arrived at Code for Philly's hackathon last fall armed with a Github account but no idea what “fork” meant. Here's her story.
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San José Innovation Challenge Leads to Graffiti-Cleaning Drone

From www.routefifty.com

The next round of the contest will look at how the city can improve the way it orders evacuations ahead of serious flooding.
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Rebuilding Houston: Tech Tools Connect a City to Shelter, Food, & More

From www.xconomy.com

Houston---The storm waters from Harvey have nearly receded. Now, the painstaking work of rebuilding lives is underway. As the storm made landfall, Houston’
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CiviComment now offers a free plan, aims to simplify public or stakeholder reviews

From www.urbaninteractivestudio.com

Exciting news, CiviComment now has a free plan to support smaller projects or pilot initiatives. We're introducing the free plan and our updated pricing tiers at this week's IAP2 Conference in Denver

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What’s New in Civic Tech: SF Mayor Encourages Cities Nationwide to Apply for Expanded Startup in Residence Program

From www.govtech.com

Plus, Philadelphia becomes first U.S. city to map urban trails via Google Street View, Code for America developer emphasizes importance of design for the public good, and Uber begins sharing some transportation data with cities.
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Showing the Algorithms Behind New York City Services

From www.nytimes.com

A city councilman is pushing to make public the code behind city decisions on everything from school assignments to trash collection.
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Why Seattle is poised to be a leader in ‘smart city’ technology and regulations

From www.geekwire.com

New technology is helping local government create “smarter” cities in a variety of ways, from adaptive traffic lights to open data platforms to advanced…
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What’s New in Civic Tech: Hawaii Launches Month-Long Innovation Competition

From www.govtech.com

Plus, Arkansas' governor announces actions aimed at fostering tech employment growth in state, and judge dismisses AT&T lawsuit against Louisville related to clearing city infrastructure for broadband providers.
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Berlin does civic tech. Großartig!

From joe-mitchell.com

I'm back in the UK (is that still a thing?) now — but I have two more EuroTrip stops to blog about.  First, Berlin. As you may know, Berlin is excellent. It also has a bit of a reputation for tech startups. And for doing interesting political things with tech. It seems a long time ago that…
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Do you believe design should be a public good?

From medium.com

After having been at Code for America for two years, attended a dozen Brigade MeetUps, and led design research for the Talent Initiative, I increasingly receive inquiries about how to concretely make…
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What’s New in Civic Tech: Seattle Wins National Awards for Digital Equity Efforts

From www.govtech.com

Plus, Code for America brings Californians human-centered access to food assistance, 18F and the FBI build Crime Data Explorer, and Austin, Texas, donates used government computers to underserved residents.
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Serving up technology in the public’s interest—hard, but worth it

From mashable.com

The private sector is important, but tech needs to be on the forefront of government and policy efforts
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