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how urban observation can ghost-bust places

From www.myurbanist.com

urban environments, and acknowledgement of the undercurrents and overlaps that form cities today. In capturing the photograph above, as an acknowledged
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The world's smartest cities: What IoT and smart governments will mean for you - TechRepublic

From www.techrepublic.com

Intelligent cities are at the forefront of the next wave of the Internet of Things. The goals are to streamline communication and improve the lives of citizens. And save a little money along the way.
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Closing the Digital Feedback Loop

From urbaninteractivestudio.com

It’s all well and good to ask your community for their input, but
neglecting to close the feedback loop can have an acute impact on the relationship between constituents and local government. Agencies and their consultants are often pressed for time and resources, resulting in prioritizing...

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A Better Way to Boost Civic Engagement

From nationswell.com

NationSwell Council member MacKenzie Moritz pairs those interested in public service with appropriate organizations, creating a more perfect union.
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Can a city be mindful? And which cities do it best?

From www.linkedin.com

Can cities be mindful? Given the bricks and mortar of the urban environment – not to mention noise and overcrowding – you might think the answer is
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Where the sidewalk ends: In Denver, too many places

From www.denverpost.com

I've spent countless slow "rides" down my neighbor's sidewalk dreaming of organizing my community to collectively fund sidewalks.
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Future Local Government: Adopt a Councillor

From www.commsgodigital.com.au

Andrew Coulson details an innovative community engagement idea for local government: adopt a councillor.
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New Revenue for News: 52 Ideas to Support Local Journalism

From medium.com

This morning I spoke to 20 journalists who are enrolled in CUNY’s Summer Entrepreneurial Journalism Training about alternative revenue streams and business models for news. Below is a list of 52…
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Good Governance Through Better Engagement Strategy

From www.publicagenda.org

A workshop that goes beyond satisfying requirements for two-way communication in order to develop sustainable, good government practices.
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PARTICIPOLOGY

From www.youtube.com

PARTICIPOLOGY is a resource that can help you engage people in a participative process leading to a plan or strategy. Using a board-game format, it’s
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Connecting to the core of Byron Bay with the spirit of its community 

From www.placeleadersmedia.com

By turning the topic into a positive discussion around ‘place vitality’, the community was guided through the interrelated systems that make up place and the crucial role their voice and agency play in securing a positive future for Byron Bay.

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City of Seattle seeks candidates for Community Involvement Commission

From www.capitolhillseattle.com

If you have “three to six” hours per month you can give toward helping “advise and guide our City departments to assess, improve, and develop authentic and thorough outreach and e…
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Great idea: Tactical urbanism

From www.cnu.org

The latest trend in urban design and planning gets them off of the paper and out of a big room, testing ideas in the real world. It is fun and hands-on, and making many converts.
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Why Big Data Is a Big Deal for Cities

From www.governing.com

As a new study shows, cities are moving rapidly to harness it and put it to work to make better decisions.
yStop's curator insight, February 18, 2017 6:50 PM

Big data - Streetside 

Civic engagement made easy: Apply here to serve on a Baltimore city board

From technical.ly

Apply to be on a city board or commission by March 1. Our advice: Always Be Boarding.
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Internet ‘playground’ trials new tech to deliver smart cities

From www.newscientist.com

UK researchers have created their own internet to test new technologies such as 5G on a national scale – without disrupting existing infrastructure
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Transforming public spaces with the Institute for Infinitely Small Things 

From creativecommons.org

The Institute for Infinitely Small Things addresses the commons through an "art for all" approach to engage with the political through their work in public spaces.
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A 21st Century Vision for Detroit - Reimagining the Civic Commons

From civiccommons.us

Our vision of urban vitality cannot be a return to a nostalgic dream of the past; rather, it must be forward looking and more adaptive, diverse, integrated and resilient than what came before.
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How to Influence Local Government (When the Ball Is Passed, Be Ready to Shoot)

From elgl.org

We asked “what are specific actions for increasing your influence on the local level?” ELGL has responded swiftly and specifically. Sign up to share your ideas in the new Engaging Local…
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The Future of Civic Engagement

From citiesspeak.org

How did a small community of less than ten thousand residents begin to increase public engagement in a way that is helpful to both local officials and constituents? This is a guest post by Nick Mastronardi and Alex Pedersen. There is incredible wisdom and powerful data when civic engagement is done right. But when it’s…
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Philly Uses Tech to Tackle Litter

From www.govtech.com

This spring, Philadelphia will pilot a new litter index aligned with the city's Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet, and digitize the results.
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