EngagingCities
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The city needs to attract new residents and retain the ones who already live there. Luckily, it has a few options.
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More than two dozen people representing downtown Orange businesses, organizations and local government gathered last Wednesday to learn the “secrets to a successful community” from National Main Street Center members.
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Nominations are now being accepted through May 10 for 2017's Great Streets, Great Neighborhoods, and Great Public Spaces. APA will recognize this year's Great
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By collecting real-time pollution data, an environmental group discovered Taiwan's largest petrochemical plant exceeded the emissions quota for pollution over 25,000 times. The plant didn't pay a cent for it.
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Move would drop Housing and Urban Development funding by about 14 percent as part of plan to cut domestic spending and increase the defense budget.
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Air quality data for Louisville, Ky. is now available on a new IFTTT channel that relays information to subscribers through text, email or even by changing the color of the user's smart light bulb in their home.
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In Detroit, data transparency is key. Since declaring bankruptcy in 2013 the city has turned to technology to improve communication and boost morale among its communities. A new open data portal shares information—around policy, public safety, and transportation—in an attempt to increase civic engagement.
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Citizen satisfaction with digital government services has doubled in two years, says Accenture.
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As parents, how do we model how to be good citizens? There is no "one size fits all" model for civics engagement.
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The initiative's leader shares his aspirations as the next round kicks off this week.
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Red tape has been holding Florida entrepreneurs back. A new initiative in Gainesville streamlines the process of starting a new business. By eliminating pain points for first time business owners, the city hopes to encourage creativity and competitiveness.
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A new study by William Eggers finds cities that tap the wisdom of the masses can maximize the impact of smart technology investments.
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Welcome back to Kittelson’s Corner my (now) weekly musings on things I think are interesting or important, especially in local government nerd-dom. Alright, let’s go. Book Review: The Blood o…
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The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) is a public benefit corporation whose mission is to improve human health and well-being in buildings and communities across the world through its WELL Building Standard (WELL).
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A detailed guide from Harvard helps governments protect residents’ personal information in open-data initiatives.
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Learn how to sequence discussions and write discussion materials in the latest entry in our series on better public participation and engagement.
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