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Others Must Learn the Lessons Superstorm Sandy Taught New York

From citylimits.org

'Five years in, New York still has work to do before the region can claim to be truly resilient or able to withstand a major hurricane or weather event. But we have learned so much about resilient design, and other cities can in turn learn from us.'
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For the People: Improving Governments with Technology

From harvardpolitics.com

In many ways, the Miami-Dade fellowship is a perfect civic tech success story. However, it’s not a success story just because of its technical merits; it’s a success story because Code for America examined the problem from the perspective of the people of Miami-Dade County.
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Report: Civic Tech Struggles with Sustainable Funding Despite Gains

From www.govtech.com

A recent increase in public desire to strengthen democracy has not yet translated into more funding for civic tech, but the authors of a new report see it as a reason for hope.
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The Yankelovich Center at Public Agenda

From www.publicagenda.org

Public Agenda is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that helps build a democracy that works for everyone and fuels progress on critical issues.
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Civic Tech: On Google, Sidewalk Labs, and Smart Cities

From torontoist.com

Waterfront Toronto announced last week that Google-affiliated company Sidewalk Labs won the bid to be the “innovation and funding partner” on developing th
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Technology Is Key to Local Citizen Engagement

From www.govtech.com

The mayors of Austin, Texas, Louisville, Ky., and Raleigh, N.C., hope their successful resident engagement projects will serve as guides for other major cities across the country.
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MacArthur Genius’s Mission: Enliven the Planning Process

From www.planetizen.com

Damon Rich wants constituents and professionals alike to get excited about the bureaucratic slog.
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Real Estate Developers Become the Entertainers

From www.citylab.com

As cities fall in love with mixed-use developments that function as public spaces, the builders are taking on a bigger role as curators of cultural events.
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West Sacramento, Calif., Uses New Tech Platform to Address Homelessness

From www.govtech.com

Through the Startup in Residence Program, city workers collaborated with developers to create Outreach Grid, a program designed to improve municipal efforts to address homelessness.
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How Tech and Data Boosted Florida’s Response to Irma

From www.routefifty.com

Some of the tools and strategies the Sunshine State used to prepare for and recover from a big hurricane.
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Which side are you on, vendors? – Code for America

From medium.com

I am often asked how Code for America intends to deal with the government technology contracting ecosystem that has a lot invested in the status quo. “I love what you’re doing, but at some point, the…
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Should we close our worlds? Or open them out?

From www.opendemocracy.net

Cities need an overarching, positive narrative that binds all people to where they live, and where day to day behaviour and activities connect well with civic life. Interview. 
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What Every City Needs to Know About 'Night Mayors'

From www.citylab.com

New York is the first major American city to create an official body to oversee nightlife. Here’s what it can learn from the European cities that have tried it so far.
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The Public Good App House - Find Technology to Make a Better World

From www.publicgoodapphouse.org

Join us as we bring together experts in public good technologies to discuss community engagement and design, active projects, and impact and scale.  
 
 
November 13 - 15, 2017
Washington, D.C.
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Thinking Small on Civic Tech

From civic.io

Designing simple systems is one of the great challenges of Government 2.0. It means the end of grand, feature-filled programs, and their replacement by minimal services extensible by others. -- Tim O’Reilly, Open Government The original idea of Government as a Platform is now almost a decade old. In the world of technology, that’s a…
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NCDD Community News » Benefits and Challenges of Digitizing Deliberative Democracy

From ncdd.org

The smartphones in our pockets can seemingly accomplish anything—even things you didn’t know you needed (like downloading virtual bubble wrap). While various apps and our social media feeds may threaten our productivity and full night’s sleep, they also connect us to people, organizations, and information at our fingertips. However, there’s one key area that hasn’t quite reached its full digital potential: democracy.
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Virtual Singapore Is More Than Just a 3-D Model, It’s an Intelligent Rendering of the City

From www.govtech.com

Planners of the $73 million Virtual Singapore project are working with government agencies to see how they might best make use of the simulated city.
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Data-Driven Emergency Response: Learning from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

From www.govtech.com

Leaders from Houston and Miami weigh in on the power of data in emergency management—and the need to do more.
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Block capital: How blockchain could change planning

From www.theplanner.co.uk

Devised for the digital currency Bitcoin, Blockchain Technology has created the backbone of a new type of internet and its potential to publicly record everything of value holds opportunities for the planning community.
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