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National Day of Civic Hacking 2017 this weekend

From www.codeforamerica.org

Calling all public servants, people with technology skills, and community organizers: National Day of Civic Hacking is your opportunity to show that government can work in the 21st century if we all build it together. Find an event near you and make a meaningful impact on some of your community’s toughest challenges. 
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Heart & Soul Talks: Create Comp Plans that Rock with Resident Input

From www.eventbrite.ca

Eventbrite - Orton Family Foundation presents Heart & Soul Talks: Create Comp Plans that Rock with Resident Input - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Find event and registration information.
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Film As Catalyst for Innovation in Urban Planning

From www.newamerica.org

The seventh in a series of blog posts by #RiseLocal speakers writing about inspiring examples of local innovation.
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A book about the role of civic technology for the public good

From blogs.worldbank.org

Photo: World Bank The use of technology to promote citizen engagement has been described as “the next big thing”, and is often associated with adjectives such as “disruptive”, “transformational,” and “revolutionary.” Yet, in contrast with the deluge of blog posts and tweets praising technology’s role to promote smarter and more participatory governments, one finds limited evidence on the effects of technology on citizen engagement practices. Civic Tech – Assessing Technology for the Public Good is a new book that – we hope – contributes to addressing this knowledge gap. The book is comprised of one study and three field evaluations of civic tech initiatives in developing countries. The study reviews evidence on the use of twenty-three digital platforms designed to amplify citizen voices to improve service delivery. Focusing on 23 empirical studies of initiatives in the Global South, the authors highlight both citizen uptake and the degree to which public service providers respond to expressions of citizen voice.
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Crowdsourcing of public space tools – UN-Habitat

From unhabitat.org

UN-Habitat’s Public Space team is producing a new book on public space tools and we need your help! We know that there are lots of useful methodologies and approaches to public space assessment, design, planning and management out there, but as the topic has grown importance in recent years we are not aware of all of them.

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@BudgITng launches @CivicHive, a civic-tech accelerator and innovation space

From banews.ng

BudgIT announces launch of Civic Hive - a platform to create an intersection between citizens and the government... Civic-tech organization, BudgIT, announ
Doug Mirams's curator insight, August 17, 11:58 AM
Civic Hive is a social justice accelerator in Nigeria. Their current four fellows are: 
*Amplify, by Dotun Olatoke, is a civic tech initiative that seeks to amplify the voices of the forgotten people of Nigeria and generate support for underserved communities.
* Locate by Robert Ogbogu, a platform that helps to track missing persons easily in Nigeria
* Gavel by Nelson Olanipekun,  a platform that seeks to bring transparency to the justice sector in Nigeria
* and, Open Medic by Dennis Akagha is a civic engagement platform that seeks to have an Open Inventory platform that will enhance the accessibility of essential medical consumables in health facilities and other medical outlets in Nigeria at any given time.

San Francisco’s Startup in Residence Program Seeks to Expand Across North America

From www.govtech.com

If the program continues its successes, it could change how startups and government work together, leading to an increase in civic innovations. All interested cities must RSVP before Aug. 4 to be eligible to apply.
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Mayor de Blasio Brings NYC's First Neighborhood Innovation Lab for Smart City Technologies to Browns

From www1.nyc.gov

Mayor de Blasio Brings NYC's First Neighborhood Innovation Lab for Smart City Technologies to Brownsville
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Announcing the Center for Applied Community Engagement (CACE)

From www.intellitics.com

Intellitics is a digital engagement consultancy. Our mission is to enable people, communities and organizations involved in community engagement and public participation to achieve stronger overall outcomes through the strategic use and the integration of modern information and communications technologies.

Our approach can best be described as objectives-driven, context-aware and tool-agnostic. Generally speaking, we’re less concerned
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Public Interest Technology Welcomes First Fellows Class

From www.newamerica.org

Fellows will work to influence demand for technology expertise among public interest organizations.
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Gather your neighbors and start your own Strong Towns action group

From www.strongtowns.org

How I stopped being frustrated by my city and started working to improve
it, with the help of my neighbors.
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Civic Tech Cities: researching US government inhouse technologies / mySociety

From www.mysociety.org

mySociety is a not-for-profit social enterprise that exists to invent and popularise websites and apps that enable citizens around the world to exert power over institutions and decision makers.
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Envisioning What We Can Do Together in NCDD

From ncdd.org

The NCDD network has been finding new ways to address the deep divisions in our world. Most recently, following the 2016 Presidential election, we’ve found our work to be more critical than ever. O…
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Top 20 Active Transportation Websites of 2017: Highlighting the Top 10

From theglobalgrid.org

Hyperlocal urbanist news from around the world. Featuring jobs and articles on architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, and engineering.
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A Mayor's Guide to Public Life! - Gehl Institute

From gehlinstitute.org

Gehl Institute is thrilled to announce the release of A Mayor’s Guide to Public Life, with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. There are few greater legacies a mayor can leave behind than investing in public life: the everyday social life of streets, parks and plazas, and spaces between buildings. When …
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City Leaders – Here’s Why the Better Buildings Summit Should Be on Your Calendar

From citiesspeak.org

More than 900 participants at the Department of Energy's 2017 Better Buildings Summit will share proven approaches to cutting energy use in their buildings over the next 10 years. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is hosting the Better Buildings Summit May 15–17 in Washington, D.C. The Better Buildings Summit is a national meeting where…
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Smart Mobility Summit 2017

From smart.labcities.com

** Enjoy a 20% DISCOUNT to attend this event with the exclusive promo code: SMS17LC **

Smart Mobility Summit is a unique event that focuses on the transformational technologies and business models that are currently revolutionising our industry. Next generation mobile technologies, smart cities and the Internet of Things (IoT) offer potentially massive opportunities, but significant challenges too. Our event brings together the entire spectrum of stakeholders to not only inform and educate,
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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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