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New details on Toronto neighborhood’s streetscape, affordable housing, and privacy protection
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The Indiana city’s new mobility-as-a-service pilot is helping low-income shift workers commute for free.
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A dozen pages in Blueprint Denver, essentially staff policy proposals on which City Council will rule, suggest approaches to ensuring our city’s architecture does reflect our society and our aspirations.
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How can cities improve local government and civic engagement at the same time? Two case studies in Philadelphia may have answers.
"We thought hard about how could make the most flexible and unique design that everyone could build.”
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In Canada’s largest city, a new Civic Innovation Office is doing procurement differently. They’re inviting entrepreneurs, innovators and other from outside of City Hall to participate in the process.
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The City of Greensboro, North Carolina used public requests for information to help build an open data portal that was responding directly to residents’ needs. The City took a resident-informed approach to open data, and as a result, has seen public records requests drop off in comparison to nationa
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In Akron, Ohio an alternative-news monthly called The Devil Strip serves to identify, connect and inspire people throughout the community. The newspaper helps bring Akronites together to envision and shape the city’s future.
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August 18th marked the fifth year Code for Asheville has participated in the National Day of Civic Hacking. Members of the Asheville community showed up to learn how to request public records…
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We all know that solar is a practical, smart investment. It’s good for the environment, frees people to control their own electricity production and is one of the fastest-growing industries

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A community of night-time runners who soundtrack their jaunts to bass-heavy dance music is changing the face of urban running
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Trip highlighted grassroots climate action initiatives across the United States.
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An updated version of the proposed comprehensive plan is set to released sometime next week. 
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Bella Macarelli regularly discusses the big issues of the day — politics, immigration, gun control — with her classmates at Golden High School.

She says her age (she turns 16 in November) shouldn’t preclude her and her friends from bringing those lofty thoughts from the schoolyard to the ballot box.

“Most of the votes you would get are from students who care and are well informed,” Macarelli said. “We have highly intelligent conversations in class.”
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As we enter a more environmentally-conscious age, we need to inevitably build more ecologically responsible and sustainable cities.
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The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods has wrapped up a second year of its citywide participatory voting program, Your Voice Your Choice (YVYC), to select projects with a street or park focus to receive community funding. Formerly the funding had been allocated by the department’s District Neighborhood Councils under a program called Neighborhood Park and Streets
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Web developers at Sidewalk Labs — the Google-funded, New York based private firm that is working on a tech-first waterfront neighbourhood in Toronto — have been busy. While the New York based…
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In the past twelve months we’ve moved extremely fast, not only shipping innovative digital planning tools, but also setting a major precedent for the use of agile methods, human-centered design, and…
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Warm Cookies of the Revolution has built a massive Rube Goldberg machine to get you thinking about participatory budgeting.
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From Hawaii to the Netherlands and France to South Korea readers have shared their reactions to recent record temperatures
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New book challenges biking advocates and racial justice advocates to expand their imaginations around biking.
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There is a little extra green space for people to enjoy in the heart of the city this summer, thanks to a Downtown Winnipeg BIZ pop-up park pilot project.
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