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The Next 5 Years in Open Data: 3 Key Trends to Watch (Industry Perspective)

From www.digitalcommunities.com

Open data is now table stakes, and any government that is not participating is behind its peers.
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Miami to be 'Smartscaped' Through a City-wide Digital Transformation

From sociable.co

In Miami no screen-glare is too strong and no beach is too sandy to escape the digital transformation taking over the city.
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Smart Cities Council: Meet our Readiness Challenge Grant finalists 

From smartcitiescouncil.com

Meet the 10 finalists for the first-ever Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge Grants. Learn about their initiatives and the people within the cities working to support them.
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City Data Matters: Lessons For India, Canada And The World

From www.huffingtonpost.ca

India is undoubtedly on the rise - and India's cities are starting to feel the strain. Challenges of poverty, infrastructure deficits, air quality, education and safety of women are key amongst the rising agenda for action in Indian cities.
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Parks as natural places for engagement across difference - Spacing National

From spacing.ca

Ahead of Park People’s first national city parks conference in Calgary this coming March 2017, Park People’s Jake Tobin Garrett caught up with keynote speaker Jay Pitter,  an author, placemaker, senior stakeholder engagement professional, and frequent Spacing contributor. Her work focuses on increasing the capacity, resources, and relationships required for co-creating more inclusive, safe, and …
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Deloitte Review, Special section: Smart cities and the future of mobility

From www.urenio.org

Will anyone still drive cars in years to come, or will the cars do all the driving themselves? How could technology transform our urban environments? And w
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Getting smart about affordable housing: trending concepts worth a look 

From smartcitiescouncil.com

As affordable housing pressures escalate and inventory increases, we're seeing a wide range of smart and creative approaches to housing low-income residents emerge -- from net zero units to wellness-focused complexes to places for artists to live and work. Are any of them an answer for your city?
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Setting Equity Goals for Digital Tools in New York City

From www.publicagenda.org

Communities looking to ensure engagement practices using technology are accessible and equitable will be interested in lessons PBNYC has learned while using digital tools in participatory budgeting.
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How Civic Interests Are Helping Shape Government Innovation

From www.govtech.com

The place where government interests intersect with community-minded activists who are ready to donate their time and talents — best known as civic tech — is the public sector’s fastest-moving innovation inlet.
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Citizens’ Forum: revisiting citizen participation in Portugal

From www.opendemocracy.net

Which choices would Portuguese citizens make, if only they had the time, information and ideal conditions to reflect on and debate the most important political questions of our age? 

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Journals publishing on community engagement

From sustainingcommunity.wordpress.com

What journals publish articles on community engagement? To find out I did a search in two large databases (Proquest and EBSCO) for any articles in scholarly journals that had "community engagement" in their title, to identify which Journals had the most articles. I was surprised by the results. In Proquest there were 742 results and…
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As faith in government falters, data science and technology can help

From techcrunch.com

With faith in government at an all-time low, it’s time for mayors, county executives and governors to do one concrete thing to make the delivery of..
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OneBusAway Tamp App Just Got Even Better | Mass Transit

From www.masstransitmag.com

The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) is the first transit agency in Florida to directly partner with SeeClickFix Inc., a communications platform, which will allow HART riders to stay connected with HART.
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Bowling Alone and Living with Others – abhi nemani – Medium

From medium.com

At the turn of the century, bowling league membership was down, way down, and this, to Harvard professor Robert Putnam was quite a problem. See, with the loss of bowling leagues go the friendly…
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4 Expert Tips on Launching a Community Organization

From www.shareable.net

Community groups have the power to create long-lasting change. Ioby, an organization based in New York City, New York, that works on neighborhood mobilization, recently published its "Recipes for Change" toolkit. The guide is brimming with tips on how to organize, launch, and promote community-based projects. It's a must read if you're interested in starting a community garden, tool library, or other sharing projects in your neighborhood. Here are some key points mentioned in the guide:  
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Engaging with citizens online: civic apps must offer dynamic interactions in order to be truly effective

From blogs.lse.ac.uk

In this era of fake news and misinformation, it is good to be reminded of how the internet is being used to improve the ways in which the ideals of democracy are translated into action. One such ex…
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Democracy in the Classroom: A Hands-On Learning Experience Through Voting on School Budget Priorities

From www.truth-out.org

Democracy doesn't just have to be something students learn in textbooks. It can also be taught through participatory budgeting, a system of direct democracy and power. In an era of cutbacks and attacks on democracy, the funds for teaching participatory budgeting need to be made a priority.
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New Year, New Cities

From www.n-r-c.com

Local governments are also setting resolutions and making strategic plans for a fresh, new year. And since their constituents are holding them accountable, they’ll be far more successful in hitting their mark.

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