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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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Sounds in the City: Are you listening to the world around you?

From www.newcitiesfoundation.org

Sounds in the City: Are you listening to the world around you?
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Understanding the Varieties of NIMBYism

From www.planetizen.com

"To get beyond NIMBYism, we first must understand it," writes Richard Florida. Richard Florida shares insights into a recent white paper published in December 2016 by Paavo Monkkonen, which "sheds interesting new light on the connection between NIMBYism and housing affordab
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When It Comes to Urban Development, More Folks Are Saying: “Yes, in My Backyard”

From www.nrdc.org

From NIMBY to YIMBY: What a difference a generation (and an urban housing shortage) makes.
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Smart Cities Council | The four pillars of mobility as a service: Integrating driverless cars and mass transit

From na.smartcitiescouncil.com

City planners are intrigued by the potential of driverless cars. But how can they be seamlessly integrated into urban transportation systems? Our guest authors explain why mobility as a service is the right approach.
Jean-Baptiste Maur's curator insight, 28 April 2017, 20:25
You can compare driverless cars demand to Netflix but don't forget that the network has its limits. If everyone want to get on board of driverless cars, congestion will dramaticly increase. It's like trying to access Netflix all at the same time... but with a very limited bandiwdth capacity.

What's The Connection Between Civic Engagement And Civics Education?

From www.gpb.org

Whether it was this fascinating election season or a wider trend in education, an increasing number of organizations are joining an already crowded field attempting to reinvigorate civics education.
Kimberly Byrne's curator insight, 3 May 2017, 12:56

Provides links to what is currently happening in the USA to make Civics Education more appealing to today's learners.

Kimberly Byrne's curator insight, 11 May 2017, 12:37
This article provides links to what is currently happening in the US.

Dear Journalists: Stop Leaving Your Communities High and Dry

From medium.com

This week, 16 other budding journalists and I journeyed on into the realm of community engagement. When I first heard the words “community engagement,” I was confused. We were journalists. We were…
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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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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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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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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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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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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, 18 February 2017, 23:50

Big data - Streetside 

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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