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How Seattle Is Dismantling a NIMBY Power Structure

From nextcity.org

At a time when rents are soaring and development is more contentious than ever before, a little-known city agency is rethinking its role in neighborhood planning.
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Youth Advocates Work to Boost Civic Engagement in Communities of Color

From newamericamedia.org

New America Media is a nationwide association of over 3000 ethnic media organizations representing the development of a more inclusive journalism. Founded in 1996 by Pacific News Service, New America Media promotes ethnic media by strengthening the editorial and economic viability of this increasingly influential segment of America's communications industry.
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The Good and the Bad of Planning Websites

From www.planetizen.com

Students review municipal planning department websites in cities with more than 50,000 people to identify strengths and weaknesses. This post shares examples of the use of websites for information sharing and engagement.
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New York's Pursuit of a More Useful App Contest

From www.citylab.com

After drawing criticism from the tech community, the city redefines how government app competitions can work efficiently.
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Is 2017 the Year for Big Change in Civic Tech? No.

From schrier.wordpress.com

No. 2017 is not the year for Big Change in city, county or state tech.   I’d argue NO year is a year for “Big Change” in the technologies used by government.   Government does not change fast, which may be a Good Thing. Civic Technology – the information technologies used by local, state and federal governments…
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CaGBC launches interactive green building toolkit

From renx.ca

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has launched an interactive toolkit to help guide groups in green building and sustainable community development.
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Driverless Future: A Policy Roadmap for City Leaders

From www.infrastructureusa.org

DRIVERLESS FUTURE was developed by Arcadis, HR&A Advisors and Sam Schwartz to show the significant influence autonomous vehicles and ridesharing can have on our
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Google Maps morphs into Ms. Pac-Man for April Fools’ Day

From www.theverge.com

Looks like Ms. Pac-Man has paid a visit to the Google Maps app. Every year on April Fools’ Day, Google puts out a bunch of prank videos and Easter eggs, and it looks like the team is revisitin
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Bloomberg Enters Race To Develop Smart City Standards

From www.technocracy.news

There is no official 'national standard' on how to build a smart city. There are hundreds of giant companies competing for their share of technology sales.
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IAP2 Australasia 2016 Conference: Keynote #3 Youth Participatory Budgeting Empowering Young People

From www.youtube.com

Shari Davis is responsible for the strategic development and management of The Participatory Budget Project’s (PBP) network building work and for launching

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Going down the rabbit hole of sprawl repair

From www.strongtowns.org

It’s very easy to get caught up in beautiful renderings but the truth is, most of suburbia is beyond repair. We must make strategic investments in the places that have the best chance for success.

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7 inspiring civic hacking projects from Code for Philly's #CELaunchpad

From technical.ly

Sixty-five civic hackers will spend the next month working on projects around gerrymandering, sample ballots and parking (with advice from lotsa city government folks.)
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Play-Full & Playful Cities | The City of Play: Architecture, Design, Research, Engagement, Scotland

From www.thecityofplay.co.uk

If we accept that there is more to life than existence, work and everyday functioning, and we acknowledge the role ‘playing’ has in our development as individu
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How fire chiefs and traffic engineers make places less safe

From www.cnu.org

Normal, walkable streets are under attack in Celebration, Florida. The battle threatens your neighborhood, wherever you live.
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Brooklyn's 'Neighborhood Innovation Lab' Targets Quality of Life, Tech Jobs

From www.govtech.com

The Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn will debut several smart city projects later this year as part of the city's first Neighborhood Innovation Lab, which also aims at stimulating tech jobs.
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Who Owns Your Face?

From www.nextgov.com

Advertising companies, tech giants, data collectors, and the federal government, it turns out.
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Hartford Decides: Empowering Residents To Choose How To Improve Their City

From www.courant.com

As an artist, Jason Farquharson understands the power of individual expression. As a member of the Blue Hills Civic Association, the Hartford-based painter a
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Artwork for Equality & Equity: A Poster & Postcard Campaign

From www.kickstarter.com

Creative Reaction Lab is raising funds for Artwork for Equality & Equity: A Poster & Postcard Campaign on Kickstarter!

Artwork for Equity is a poster and postcard campaign promoting inclusion, equity, liberation, and justice for all races.
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THE ARTFUL CITY: An Interview with Sean Martindale 

From spacing.ca

Interview by: Melanie Fasche Sean Martindale is a Canadian artist and designer currently based in Toronto. He holds a Master of Fine Art from OCAD University, Toronto, and a Bachelor of Design from Emily Carr University, Vancouver. Sean’s playful works question and offer alternatives for existing public spaces, infrastructure and materials found in the urban …
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Four shifts to a more desirable (and delicious) food future

From rethink.earth

The ways in which we eat and produce our food are unsustainable from both environmental and public health perspectives. We need to see a drastic and inspirational shift in the world's food system.
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