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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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Urban Innovation Predictions For 2017

From www.huffingtonpost.co.uk

What does this year hold for the urban innovation agenda in the UK? Like many others, I completely failed to predict the Brexit vote or the Trum
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White: Time to rethink community engagement

From calgaryherald.com

Highland Park community association president has advice for bettering community engagement process to enhance redevelopment projects.
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Internet of Things: Giving Machines a Voice

From www.mitel.com

In this video blog post Tony Pereira explains how the internet of things is giving machines a voice and how Mitel is powering connections through IoT technologies
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A Small City’s Path to Getting the Most from Social Media

From www.governing.com

Officials in Pismo Beach knew there were hurdles, but along the way they learned a lot about how to reap the benefits.
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How Can Artificial Intelligence Impact Smart Cities?

From electronicdesign.com

Industry analyst Susan Etlinger shares her views on where AI technology is now, what needs to change for it to evolve, and its future as a utility.
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Forecasting the Future of Cities Under President Trump

From citiesspeak.org

Campaign rhetoric can give us insight into a politician’s perspective, even after they take office. The 2016 presidential campaign rhetoric was laced with mischaracterizations of cities, even as we have come to understand the importance of cities and metro regions as the nation’s key economic drivers in the 21st Century. Yet, campaign rhetoric and the…
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Smart Investments Create Smart Cities

From www.digitalistmag.com

IoT, machine learning, and advanced analytics are creating smart cities that blur the boundaries between citizens, government, and private industry.
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