EngagingCities
51.8K views | +1 today
Follow

CodeAcross: Fostering Collaboration Between the Open Data and Civic Tech Movements in Canada

From medium.com

Ahead of the upcoming CodeAcross 2018 hackathon, this post shares some of the ways the open data and civic tech movements in Canada can work more closely together.
No comment yet.

How to Foster Civic Engagement in the Age of Twitter

From www.archdaily.com

Too often community engagement can be seen as an afterthought, carried out in a dull and unengaging way. But does it always have to be this way
No comment yet.

What’s New in Civic Tech: A Range of Exciting Work is Under Way in Alaska

From www.govtech.com

Plus, San Francisco announces Internet as a utility effort; New York City announces three finalists for its NYCx Governors Island Connectivity Challenge; Louisville, Ky., applies for a pilot program to use drones in response to shootings; and Memphis, Tenn., launches an open data portal.
No comment yet.

Five Ways to Promote Civic Health Through Community Design

From citiesspeak.org

Groundbreaking research shows how the design and maintenance of public spaces can directly impact our civic health. This is a guest post by Suzanne Nienaber. This is the first post in a three-part series on civic health. Last week, the Center for Active Design (CfAD) published original research from the Assembly Civic Engagement Survey (ACES),…
No comment yet.

A European network of rebel cities?

From www.opendemocracy.net

In Europe, it is the cities that once again lead the way as places of radical innovation and democratic renewal - and provide answers to the challenges we face in our continent. Español
No comment yet.

A look at Participatory Budgeting / mySociety

From www.mysociety.org

mySociety is a not-for-profit social enterprise that exists to invent and popularise websites and apps that enable citizens around the world to exert power over institutions and decision makers.
No comment yet.

Looking Ahead: GovTech Predictions for 2018 – Better Planning

From blog.betterplanning.co

The new year provides an opportunity to look forward and imagine what’s possible — and likely — over the next 12 months. The broader govtech / urbantech industry took some steps forward in 2017, but…
No comment yet.

It Was Quite A Year for Civic Engagement. Here Are 5 Thing We Learned.

From medium.com

PACE leads a community of foundations and funders committed to civic engagement and democratic practice. As you might imagine, we had a lot to talk about last year. We didn’t have all the answers…
No comment yet.

Don't Rush Self-Driving Cars. The Public Isn't Ready for Them Yet.

From www.citylab.com

The risk of consumer backlash is high. To avoid it, automakers and governments should take it one step at a time.
No comment yet.

New Possibilities in Public Engagement in Planning with Home AI

From futurecities.catapult.org.uk

What are the possibilities for AI in the planning sector? Stakeholder Engagement Lead Michelle Warbis outlines what realities have already been created and what technology companions like Amazon's Alexa could mean for cities in the not-too-distant future.
No comment yet.

Washington sets example at top of sustainable city ladder

From www.zilient.org

Cities increasingly want to prove they are clean, green and offer a high quality of life by earning certification
No comment yet.

“Civic tech is not a product.” Leadership from the Code for America Network in 2018

From medium.com

Civic tech is not a product. It’s a movement, a mindset, a way of improving weakened civic institutions through an open-source, iterative approach to public policy and efficient government services…
No comment yet.

Placemaking: Movement, Manifesto, Tool, Buzzword—or What?

From www.archdaily.com

Does (or should) the new manifesto by the BSA's Placemaking Network do anything to address the problematics of placemaking today?
No comment yet.

For immigrants, civic engagement is essential to success

From generocity.org

It's about more than voting, writes Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians' Manuel Portillo: It's also economic security and making real change in their new home.
No comment yet.

5 Key Lessons from 10 Cities at Transforming Transportation 2017

From thecityfix.com

In January, at Washington D.C.’s Transforming Transportation, representatives from ten global cities gathered to share how they are fighting the unacceptable level of traffic deaths in their cities. While they may differ in many ways, the cities share a common goal: to make their streets safer for all people.
No comment yet.

How to fix modernity’s Godzilla problem

From qz.com

Have you ever wondered why trees grow to a few hundred feet but not a mile? Did you realize that most companies stop growing at half a trillion in assets? Have you wondered why the city in which you live is much older than the state that issued your passport? Growth and stagnation ar
No comment yet.

Eric Gordon on Valuing the Inefficiencies of Civic Life

From civichall.org

A discussion of play, meaning, smart cities and civic life with Eric Gordon, professor and director of the Engagement Lab at Emerson College.
No comment yet.

Don’t Hide From Your Community: Embrace Transparency as a Tool to Deepen Engagement

From medium.com

When we talk about transparency in journalism we tend to discuss it in terms of the people and institutions we cover, or as an alternative to unrealistic notions of objectivity. However, transparency…
No comment yet.

Great idea: Multidisciplinary design charrette

From www.cnu.org

A time-compressed design process that gathers all of the stakeholders and practitioners together has great potential for creating more holistic communities, experts say.
No comment yet.

How will autonomous vehicles change the way architects think about cities?

From archpaper.com

With self-driving cars only 20–30 years away from reaching the mainstream, architects and planners must lay out an equitable vision of the future.
No comment yet.

How Bots Broke the FCC's Public Comment System

From www.wired.com

The FCC's net neutrality public comment period was overrun with bots, making it all but impossible for any one voice to be heard. That's not how this is supposed to work.
No comment yet.