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Emerging Digital Technologies & Citizen Participation - Eleven Predictions on the Influence of Emerging Technologies

From www.citizentech.org

Will digital technologies, both those that are already widespread and those that are still emerging, have substantial impacts on the way citizens engage and the ways through which power is sought, used, or contested?
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Strength In Numbers: The Importance of the 2020 Census

From www.livingcities.org

The census holds power to bring visibility, resources and political agency to our communities. It's up to us to share the facts and mobilize each other around the upcoming census, so that our communities receive equitable resources and representation in the coming decade.
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Top 12 CityMaking Movements of the 2010s! 

From www.stateofplace.co

It’s kinda hard to believe - actually, it’s mind-blowingly hard - that we are nearing the dawn of 2020! We’re officially back to the future, folks! And boy has the world of planning and development exponentially changed over this past decade. 2010 seems like ancient history - we were knee-deep into

Don't Consult Over Christmas; It's Rude

From www.bangthetable.com

Last year I put up a post at around this time titled, Here's why you don't consult over Christmas. Guess read more
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Who’s winning the race to shape our urban future? 

From medium.com

In the past month I’ve visited two cities — Barcelona and Beijing — pursuing drastically different directions to the smart, technology-enabled city of the future. I know which of the urban visions I…

More Than a Developer: My Adventures in Civic Tech - Coding it Forward

From blog.codingitforward.com

I often think back to a specific day in the fall semester of my junior year. I’m sitting in the Computer Science (CS) lounge early one Saturday morning, waiting for the Data Structures and…
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2020: the decade of digital government

From medium.com

Every digital team knows the tremendous value of a retrospective — creating a safe space to reflect on and discuss what worked well and what didn’t, so that we continuously improve for the future…
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Why Car-Free Streets Will Soon Be the Norm

From www.citylab.com

In cities like New York, Paris, Rotterdam, and soon San Francisco, car-free streets are emerging amid a growing movement.
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A decade of smart city projects: What worked and what didn't

From www.techrepublic.com

Cities have learned that residents offer an important real-world reality check on tech-centric and data-driven work.
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What’s New in Civic Tech: Seattle Builds Benchmark Dashboard

From www.govtech.com

Cuyahoga County, Ohio, approves funding for a full-time digital inclusion staffer; Chicago launches a new data portal that details developer compliance with affordable housing rules; and more!

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How We Think About Parking Spaces Is Ruining Our Cities

From www.fastcompany.com

Parking spaces are the most incorrectly valued urban asset. Want to get more people onto public transit? Simple. Stop making it so incredibly cheap to park a vehicle.
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With Electric Scooters, Road Space Isn’t So Black and White After All

From thecityfix.com

Over the last year, electric scooters have sped onto the streets of some of America’s largest cities, delighting many riders but also surprising and confusing pedestrians and drivers who aren’t quite sure how to deal with them. Do they belong on the road, like bicycles and cars, or on the sidewalk? In a video for…
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Homelessness is not inevitable and can be solved – these cities show us how

From www.theguardian.com

Big national strategies often struggle to make progress but, from Trieste to Helsinki, individual cities are reducing – and even ending – homelessness
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In Miami, Velocia rewards commuters who use anything but a car

From www.fastcompany.com

Velocia, Miami’s new transit app, creates a virtuous cycle by giving you free rides when you use any transportation option that isn’t a private car.
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The Civic Stack: Hong Kong Protest Movement Tech

From civichall.org

Here's a comprehensive guide to the digital tools and tactics being used by the 2019 Hong Kong democracy movement.
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Eliminating Food Deserts Won’t Help Poorer Americans Eat Healthier — Here’s What Will

From nextcity.org

Many think that a key cause of nutritional inequality is food deserts — or neighborhoods without supermarkets, mostly in low-income areas. The narrative is that folks who live in food deserts are forced to shop at local convenience stores, where it’s hard to find healthy groceries. If we could just get a supermarket to open in those neighborhoods, the thinking goes, then people would be able to eat healthy.

The data tell a strikingly different story.
Michael McNulty's curator insight, February 4, 7:00 AM
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See the future: Here are the world’s most innovative cities

From www.nationalgeographic.com

With urban gondolas and reclaimed green spaces, these urban areas confront challenges with creativity.
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Big Brother is watching: Chinese city with 2.6m cameras is world's most heavily surveilled

From www.theguardian.com

Cities around the world are scaling up their use of surveillance cameras and facial recognition systems – but which ones are watching their citizens most closely?
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Community Data Dialogues — Roadmap to Informed Communities

From communities.sunlightfoundation.com

Learn how to host events to engage non-technical audiences on open data
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Community Engagement Progress in 2019 and Looking Ahead to 2020

From elgl.org

As 2020 is quickly approaching, we can’t help but reflect on the incredible year we have seen for our clients and Bang the Table family in the digital engagement and consultation world. 
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The evolution of ‘tech for good’ 

From medium.com

How could technology be in service of society and how can the problem definition and problem solving be led by those living it or working in it.
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New poll shows communities are missing out on vital information about their local area

From www.nesta.org.uk

New polling data published today shows that people are not getting key information on activities and decisions made in their local area, despite accessing local news.
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Lessons from an African civic tech budget platform

From medium.com

BudgIT is a civic organization that applies technology to intersect citizen engagement with institutional improvement, to facilitate societal change. We do this by way of simplifying and making the…
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Mapping innovation: Five takeaways from 89 cities around the world

From medium.com

Weeks after releasing a report and interactive map tracking the proliferation of innovation methods in city halls around the world, Bloomberg Philanthropies and the OECD are urging more cities to…
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