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Melbourne Uses Smart City Tech To Stay World's Most Liveable Place

From www.silicon.co.uk

Melbourne is the world's most liveable city. Smart technology and IoT are how it plans to stay that way as population grows
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The Power of Letting Children Learn Together

From www.opensocietyfoundations.org

When all children, regardless of their differences, are educated together, everyone benefits.
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Government Applications of IoT

From insidebigdata.com

The insideBIGDATA Guide to Data Analytics in Government provides an in-depth overview of the use of data analytics technology in the public sector. Focus is given to how data analytics is being used in the government setting with a number of high-profile use case examples. This is the second in a series of articles providing content extracted from the guide. The topic for this segment is government applications of the Internet-of-Things (IoT).
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Community Organizing And Its Growing Importance: The Genius That is The "Block Party" Concept

From blog.voxcitio.com

Building a sense of community is more important now than ever before. Check out our reasons why citizen engagement can’t just be measured by signatures.
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4 External Forces Accelerating the Smart City Model

From by.dialexa.com

A smart city model for innovation may seem like a novel idea for now, but they’re becoming more of a necessity than people might think.
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Safe Routes to Healthy Food 

From www.saferoutespartnership.org

While advocates may readily self-identify as interested in either food access or in active transportation, local communities don’t always see the distinction between these issues. Communities rightly see the issues as interconnected, suggesting that our approach to solving it should be as well.
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How Cars Carve up the Social Fabric of Our Communities

From www.modacitylife.com

When President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Federal Aid Highway Act of1956 – ordering the construction of 33,000 miles of interstate highways across the United States – it was never his intention to run those freeways through urban areas. “…The matter of running Interstate routes through...

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Secrets of successful communities

From www.dailyprogress.com

More than two dozen people representing downtown Orange businesses, organizations and local government gathered last Wednesday to learn the “secrets to a successful community” from National Main Street Center members.
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Trump administration considers $6 billion cut to HUD budget

From www.washingtonpost.com

Move would drop Housing and Urban Development funding by about 14 percent as part of plan to cut domestic spending and increase the defense budget.
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How Louisville became the first smart city on the IFTTT platform

From www.zdnet.com

Air quality data for Louisville, Ky. is now available on a new IFTTT channel that relays information to subscribers through text, email or even by changing the color of the user's smart light bulb in their home.
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From closed factories to open data: How Detroit is increasing civic engagement

From qz.com

In Detroit, data transparency is key. Since declaring bankruptcy in 2013 the city has turned to technology to improve communication and boost morale among its communities. A new open data portal shares information—around policy, public safety, and transportation—in an attempt to increase civic engagement.
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Citizen Satisfaction with Digital Government Services Doubles in Two Years, Accenture Report Shows

From newsroom.accenture.com

Citizen satisfaction with digital government services has doubled in two years, says Accenture.
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Modeling Civic Engagement for Our Children

From boston.citymomsblog.com

As parents, how do we model how to be good citizens? There is no "one size fits all" model for civics engagement.
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Civic Engagement Expected to Shine in Round 2 of City Accelerator

From www.governing.com

The initiative's leader shares his aspirations as the next round kicks off this week.
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"Smart Cities" Are Too Smart for Your Privacy

From cyberlaw.stanford.edu

No one wants to live in a “dumb” city.  But I question whether anyone ought to want to live in a really smart city either.  I’d prefer to just live in a smarter city -- one that puts my privacy and security first before rolling out ubiquitous sensors and broad-scale data collection in the name of some larger public good.

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