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Call for proposals on Anticipating Climate Hazards & Building Climate Resilience

From www.cakex.org

The United Nations Secretary-General's Climate Resilience Initiative- Anticipate, Absorb, Reshape (A2R), in collaboration with the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence's Climate CoLab are calling for a wide range of innovative and practical solutions – on the local, national and international levels – that can help strengthen early warning and early action in vulnerable communities around the world. A2R is a global, multi-stakeholder initiative accelerating action on the ground to enhance climate resilience of the most vulnerable countries and people by 2020. Win a chance to present your work before the A2R Initiative Leadership team-- some of the world's leading experts in climate change adaptation.
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Turnout and Diversity in Participatory Budgeting: Long Beach, California

From www.publicagenda.org

Participatory budgeting lessons from Long Beach, California, where District 9 successfully expanded diversity and broadened participation in PB.
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Dare to Be Cheeky in Your Public Outreach

From elgl.org

This is the first column by our new organizational member Peak Democracy. Marlena Medford is the Director of Government Outreach and Communications for Peak Democracy, which offers a line of civic …
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Gamification: Governments Use Gaming Principles to Get Citizens Involved

From www.govtech.com

Gaming mechanics are changing how people engage online and in real-life activities — can they remake government’s relationship with employees and citizens?
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Smart Cities Council: Meet our Readiness Challenge Grant winners 

From smartcitiescouncil.com

The winners of the first-ever Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge Grants are Austin, Indianapolis, Miami, Orlando and Philadelphia. Learn about their projects and the important first step you need to take to make any smart cities initiative a success.
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How a simple app can actually empower street-level democracy

From www.curbed.com

In an increasingly partisan era, SeeClickFix believes technology can get neighbors on the same page
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A Budgeting Break for Small (and Big) Governments

From www.governing.com

With less people and money, small towns are prone to making big and expensive errors. One company wants to change that.
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Towards a creative approach on community engagement

From www.ciudadesaescalahumana.org

@manufernandez - Understanding cities and urban policies, urban innovation, sustainable and human cities
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What Makes A Thriving And Interesting City? Something Called Collision Density

From www.citiestobe.com

It appears that more innovation and entrepreneurship is happening in the dynamic, diverse urban areas as opposed to suburban tech parks.
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How U.S. Communities Are Adapting to Climate Change - Urban Land Magazine

From urbanland.uli.org

Taking the necessary steps to prepare for climate change—and the extreme weather events that go along with it—can be a daunting task. A new report includes separate case studies of distinct adaptation actions from a diverse group of 17 communities across the nation from Boston to El Paso, Texas.
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Introduction to Charrettes

From courses.planetizen.com

This course introduces the NCI System, a collaborative, design-based approach to public involvement. Topics covered include the biggest challenges to community planning, the origin of the charrette, and how to prepare for and conduct a charrette, as well as how to take a project through to adoption.

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A Community Planning Process—Even a Good One—Is Not Enough

From www.planetizen.com

Simply inviting residents to participate in design charrettes or a community planning process does not mitigate the significant loss they feel as they witness the physical destruction of their homes and lived history. What does it mean to value a public housing community that has been neglected for decades and now experiences high rates of violence, degraded housing, limited infrastructure, and a frayed social fabric?
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How to Teach Your Kids About Civic Responsibility

From www.parent.co

Sometimes we need a shake up to wake up. How can we use this time to teach our children the importance of civic engagement?
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What Do We Need to Build Sustainable Cities?

From cityminded.org

Every so often, I find it important to reset and to re-envision what a successful future looks like. This article seeks to take a step back and revisit the
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Smart cities will soon buzz with drones prone to hacking, conflicts

From readwrite.com

A new report warns of the threat posed by fleets of municipal drones that are vulnerable to hacking and interoperability problems.
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Europe to lead world's smart cities by 2040

From cities-today.com

European smart cities could transform the continent's urban landscape in less than three decades, says Jeremy Rifkin.
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One of these 10 municipalities may be the next smartest city in the US - TechRepublic

From www.techrepublic.com

The 10 finalists have been announced for a smart city grant program, and five will receive workshops to help them pursue their goals toward becoming smarter.
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An Introduction to Service-Learning and Community Engagement as Co-Inquiry

From www.centerforengagedlearning.org

In this set of blog posts my co-authors and I seek to introduce the “lay of the land” in SLCE (related to both implementing it and studying it), to highlight resources we find useful, and to encourage participation in the ongoing growth of the movement.

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Equitable Placemaking: Not the End, but the Means - Project for Public Spaces

From www.pps.org

Project-led or design-led development of places misses out on the core function of real Placemaking: the connecting and lifting-up of human spirits.
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How Cities Can Help Local Institutions Monetize Their Data

From www.governing.com

With a new online marketplace, Copenhagen is trying to enable an 'access economy'
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The future of public sectors in a citizen-centric digital world

From www.urenio.org

Read this report from Hewlett Packard Enterprise to learn how governments can be more efficient, agile and resilient, and help drive economic growth, impro
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CTO Download: Designing Digital Strategy to Empower Prosperity | EfficientGov

From efficientgov.com

By overcoming challenges, mastering data and pursuing continuous innovation through digital strategy, IT can empower city government to achieve more.
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Internet of Things and smart cities: Seven things you need to know

From theinternetofallthings.com

From a technological viewpoint, IoT technologies are an integral and important element of all smart city deployments. They provide Internet-based connectivity across various sensors and devices in the urban environment.
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