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New guide to participatory budgeting processes

From www.theengineroom.org

Participatory budgeting first came about almost three decades ago, when the Worker’s Party of Porto Alegre made an interesting political move: to look to the citizens who elected them in order to help determine their spending priorities.

Today, participatory budgeting amplified and supported ...

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It’s time to spend less time on Facebook and actually learn something

From www.technologyreview.com

Chastened by the negative effects of social media, Mark Zuckerberg says he will tweak his service and upgrade society in the process. Should any company be that powerful?
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4 Reasons Agencies Should Care About the Citizen Experience

From www.nextgov.com

The benefits of a customer-centric strategy aren’t limited to private-sector businesses. Agencies at every level can realize their goals by putting th
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How NOT to create consensus - Dialogue Partners

From dialoguepartners.ca

And how to learn from the experience and try again. In the 2015 election campaign, the Liberal party of Canada led
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Hackers Set Off 156 Dallas Emergency Sirens, Caused Late-Night Panic: Smart Cities To Have Security Issues?

From www.techtimes.com

Dallas emergency sirens were set off by hackers, causing residents of the city to panic due to the possibility of an attack and flood 911 with thousands of calls.
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How Chula Vista is turning its bayfront into a smart city test bed

From www.techrepublic.com

Find out how Chula Vista is working to add smart city tech to its bayfront and beyond with a major project underway in this fast growing southern California city.
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The Graphic Novel Teaching Chicago Teens About Urban Planning

From www.citylab.com

The graphic novel No Small Plans aims to empower the city’s youth through stories about their neighborhoods.
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How to install a green roof on a private home

From www.curbed.com

Creating a green roof is like "putting together an intricate jigsaw." Here, a New York architect and green roof pro walks through the process of designing and installing a lush living rooftop.
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NCDD #TechTuesday In Review: Using EngagingApps for Later-Stage Participation

From www.urbaninteractivestudio.com

On May 17th, UIS presented EngagingApps on a Tech Tuesday session with the National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation. Tech Tuesday is a monthly webinar series that helps dialogue and deliberation practitioners learn about online apps for participation.

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Welcome, Code for Canada!

From www.youtube.com

Our Code for All partners, including Code for America, Code for Australia, Codeando Mexico and more, welcome Code for Canada to the fold. Learn more a
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How Seattle Is Dismantling a NIMBY Power Structure

From nextcity.org

At a time when rents are soaring and development is more contentious than ever before, a little-known city agency is rethinking its role in neighborhood planning.
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Youth Advocates Work to Boost Civic Engagement in Communities of Color

From newamericamedia.org

New America Media is a nationwide association of over 3000 ethnic media organizations representing the development of a more inclusive journalism. Founded in 1996 by Pacific News Service, New America Media promotes ethnic media by strengthening the editorial and economic viability of this increasingly influential segment of America's communications industry.
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The Good and the Bad of Planning Websites

From www.planetizen.com

Students review municipal planning department websites in cities with more than 50,000 people to identify strengths and weaknesses. This post shares examples of the use of websites for information sharing and engagement.
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New York's Pursuit of a More Useful App Contest

From www.citylab.com

After drawing criticism from the tech community, the city redefines how government app competitions can work efficiently.
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Is 2017 the Year for Big Change in Civic Tech? No.

From schrier.wordpress.com

No. 2017 is not the year for Big Change in city, county or state tech.   I’d argue NO year is a year for “Big Change” in the technologies used by government.   Government does not change fast, which may be a Good Thing. Civic Technology – the information technologies used by local, state and federal governments…
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CaGBC launches interactive green building toolkit

From renx.ca

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has launched an interactive toolkit to help guide groups in green building and sustainable community development.
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Driverless Future: A Policy Roadmap for City Leaders

From www.infrastructureusa.org

DRIVERLESS FUTURE was developed by Arcadis, HR&A Advisors and Sam Schwartz to show the significant influence autonomous vehicles and ridesharing can have on our
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Google Maps morphs into Ms. Pac-Man for April Fools’ Day

From www.theverge.com

Looks like Ms. Pac-Man has paid a visit to the Google Maps app. Every year on April Fools’ Day, Google puts out a bunch of prank videos and Easter eggs, and it looks like the team is revisitin
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