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Survey: What Are the Best Mobile Apps for Planning? - by Planetizen

From www.planetizen.com

Planetizen needs your input in creating the definitive list of mobile apps for professional, student, academic, or citizen planners.

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The Demise of Rockefeller’s 100 Resilient Cities

From www.citylab.com

Internal documents shed new light on the Rockefeller Foundation’s decision to stop funding 100 Resilient Cities. And now, new efforts are in the works to continue building "urban resilience."
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Cities’ climate plans are wildly underestimating emissions

From www.curbed.com

New report offers sobering look at shortfalls in current climate plans, and radical solutions that can make a difference.
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How Cities Can Achieve Public Space for All

From www.wiego.org

Public space provides a window into the soul of a city. It is where collective urban life plays out — cycling to work, playing in a park, enjoying hot food from a street corner, performing music for a tip, coming together in celebration or resistance. This diversity of activity can make public spaces rich, but it can also make managing public space difficult.
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The simple but ingenious system Taiwan uses to crowdsource its laws

From www.technologyreview.com

vTaiwan is a promising experiment in participatory governance. But politics is blocking it from getting greater traction.
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IAP2 USA - 2019 North American Conference

From iap2usa.org

Join IAP2 as they celebrate the best of the best in P2 in North America. Celebrating and learn about the amazing projects that have been taking place from the northern tips of Canada to the southern corners of the United States.

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What's New in Civic Tech: New App Takes Aim at Gun Violence

From www.govtech.com

Plus, NYC’s deputy chief technology officer goes to work for the state; Grand Rapids, Mich., nets an accolade for data-driven governance; the White House OMB releases a federal data strategy action plan; and more.
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New Google Maps Features Help Users During Crises

From www.citylab.com

The app will offer crisis navigation warnings and provide detailed visual information about hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes.
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Smart Cities Are Making Us Dumber

From www.brinknews.com

I don’t have a problem with the term “smart city” per se. Embracing evidence-based, data-driven decision-making and using technology to capture that data is a laudable goal. My problem with the idea is that it’s often presented as a panacea. There is an underlying assumption that technology is the key to unlocking the smart solutions our cities most desperately need. To believe this is to completely miss the plot.
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While data may seem cut and dry, people are not - Designing data visualisations with empathy

From datajournalism.com

How do you get audience members, much less the journalists presenting a story, to walk a mile in the shoes of a dot? Or a bar chart?
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Can video games be used to tell the news? A Brief Introduction to Newsgames

From knightlab.northwestern.edu

Newsgames are a branch of “serious games,” or games that are built with purposes other than pure entertainment. While newsgames have been around since as early as 2001, the development of these games themselves is still far from becoming a mainstay of journalistic storytelling.
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Civic Hacknight #196 with Matt Stempeck: Civic Tech Field Guide - Tuesday, June 18

From startupheretoronto.com

Come help us chip away at civic problems by combining technology with the power of our community.
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Participedia.net Launches New Website – Contribute Now!

From ncdd.org

The good folks at Participedia shared with us an exciting announcement – the launch of their newly revamped open collaboration website! The new Participedia.net site operates in a similar way as Wikipedia and is open for anyone to add resources related to civic engagement and democratic innovation
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How the Creative Placemaking Tide Lifts All Community Boats

From nextcity.org

In the fight against gentrification, three placemaking programs activate community networks and help artists and residents lay down economic roots.
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The Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper Transformation of Public Spaces

From www.pps.org

Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper (LQC) is about finding immediate and effective solutions for improving public spaces.
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Toward a Model Civic Business

From civichall.org

The freedom to test and fail enables the private sector to be our primary source of experimentation, innovation, and growth. But we should reconsider the design and implications of private systems before wholesale adopting them as gatekeepers to public services and servants.
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Data Journalism’s Entanglements with Civic Tech

From datajournalism.com

Compared to computer-assisted reporting, the emergence of data journalism in the US and in Europe intersected with several developments both within and outside newsrooms: the growing availability of data online, not least due to open data initiatives and leaks; newsrooms hiring developers and integrating them within the editorial team to better cope with data and provide interactive web applications; and the emergence of various ‘tech for good’ movements that are attracted to journalism as a way to use their technological skills for a ‘public good’.
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Solving civic tech challenges at Code for America Summit

From diginomica.com

Matt Jukes shares what he learned at the recent Code for America Summit, which is one of the must attend events for those working in civic tech.
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10 Ways to Change How You Interact With Your City

From nextcity.org

Cultivate the art of noticing — from smell inventories to sonic mapping, getting lost, looking up and more.
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London’s TfL and Toronto’s Google Sidewalk Lab both show that cities need better ways of managing data

From www.citymetric.com

Cities are now fueled by data. They depend on it as much as they depend on air or petrol. We see this in our daily lives, whether using Google Maps to get from place to place counting our steps with a Fitbit, or checking out a restaurant review. But how this data is to be managed and governed is becoming ever more fraught and controversial.

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The Culture Stack — Cultivating a More Resilient & Responsive Government

From blog.civicmakers.com

The govtech movement holds great promise, but is hindered by a glaring blindspot — the assumption that technology alone will solve our public problems, without considering either the people or…
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Yes, the government is capable of creating great design–here’s how

From www.fastcompany.com

Code for America is trying to show government agencies that technology doesn’t have to be complicated to start making citizens’ lives better.
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How Organizations with Data and Technology Skills Can Play a Critical Role in the 2020 Census

From www.urban.org

Local governments and organizations are forming coalitions to encourage census responses in 2020.
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How Technology can Improve Urban Design Engagement – Next City

From nextcity.org

Lou Huang, creator of Streetmix, will lead our next webinar on June 12 at 1 p.m. eastern time to discuss how technology can break down these barriers to participation and make engagement a more collaborative and cooperative process.
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