EngagingCities
91.3K views | +12 today
Follow

"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.

No comment yet.

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
No comment yet.

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.
No comment yet.

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, April 28, 2017 3:25 PM
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.

Welcome 2017 Code for America fellows and government partners - Code for America

From www.codeforamerica.org

We are excited to introduce the 2017 fellows and the government partners changing how they deliver key services.
No comment yet.

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, May 3, 2017 7:56 AM

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, May 11, 2017 7:37 AM
This article provides links to what is currently happening in the US.

Putting customer centricity at the heart of public sector services

From diginomica.com

With mobile, social and cloud technologies driving the way we live, work and interact across all areas of life, public sector organisations can adopt the same tech as businesses to engage more closely with citizens and employees. Gavin Mee, Senior Vice President, Enterprise, at Salesforce, shines a light on how technology can overhaul local government’s service delivery.
No comment yet.

Pilot programs announced as Guelph wraps first round of Civic Accelerator 

From guelph.ca

City’s Water Services and Planning departments to test new tools Guelph, Ont., February 23, 2017 – The City of Guelph’s Civic Accelerator, which turns the
No comment yet.

Parklets 5.0 at New Partners for Smart Growth

From thefield.asla.org

This February, in St. Louis, MO, the New Partners for Smart Growth (NPSG) conference hosted a unique set of spaces that have become a tradition of the conference. Parklets 5.0 was the fifth annual initiative to bring the urban green space movement indoors. Parklets are parking space-sized areas used for recreational, community gathering, or beautification…
No comment yet.

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…
No comment yet.

Have your say at Limerick's Community Day

From www.limerickpost.ie

A Community Day is to be held in Limerick City that will allow local people to have their say on a range of issues that are important to them.Limerick Community Participation Network (CPN) are inviting the people of Limerick to meet with their Public Participation Network (PPN) representatives to discuss the accessibility issues affecting them …
No comment yet.

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
No comment yet.

The world's smartest cities: What IoT and smart governments will mean for you - TechRepublic

From www.techrepublic.com

Intelligent cities are at the forefront of the next wave of the Internet of Things. The goals are to streamline communication and improve the lives of citizens. And save a little money along the way.
No comment yet.

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...

No comment yet.

A Better Way to Boost Civic Engagement

From nationswell.com

NationSwell Council member MacKenzie Moritz pairs those interested in public service with appropriate organizations, creating a more perfect union.
No comment yet.

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
No comment yet.

Where the sidewalk ends: In Denver, too many places

From www.denverpost.com

I've spent countless slow "rides" down my neighbor's sidewalk dreaming of organizing my community to collectively fund sidewalks.
No comment yet.

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.
No comment yet.

New Revenue for News: 52 Ideas to Support Local Journalism

From medium.com

This morning I spoke to 20 journalists who are enrolled in CUNY’s Summer Entrepreneurial Journalism Training about alternative revenue streams and business models for news. Below is a list of 52…
No comment yet.