EngagingCities
91.7K views | +7 today
Follow

Uniquely Different: How we make civic tech “work” in our small city 

From medium.com

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…
No comment yet.

11 Must-See Art Installations, Inspired By Solar Panels

From cleantechnica.com

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

No comment yet.

Meet the Midnight Runners: 'It bonds us with the city' | Cities | The Guardian

From www.theguardian.com

A community of night-time runners who soundtrack their jaunts to bass-heavy dance music is changing the face of urban running
No comment yet.

A Bus Tour through the Past, Present and Future of Environmental Justice

From nextcity.org

Trip highlighted grassroots climate action initiatives across the United States.
No comment yet.

Triplexes, max heights and parking: what to expect from a revised Minneapolis 2040 plan

From www.minnpost.com

An updated version of the proposed comprehensive plan is set to released sometime next week. 
No comment yet.

Golden could be the first Colorado city to lower the minimum voting age to 16

From www.orton.org

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.”
No comment yet.

Sustainable Architecture: The Beauty Behind Energy

From cleantechnica.com

As we enter a more environmentally-conscious age, we need to inevitably build more ecologically responsible and sustainable cities.
No comment yet.

Your Voice, Your Choice Wraps Up Second Year with 51 Project Selections »

From www.theurbanist.org

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
No comment yet.

The case for a public, democratic, municipal API in Toronto

From medium.com

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…
No comment yet.

NYC Planning Labs, One Year In

From medium.com

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…
No comment yet.

Need help understanding the city budget? Grab a toy car and get to work.

From denverite.com

Warm Cookies of the Revolution has built a massive Rube Goldberg machine to get you thinking about participatory budgeting.
No comment yet.

'This summer doesn't belong in Scandinavia': stories of heat around the world 

From www.theguardian.com

From Hawaii to the Netherlands and France to South Korea readers have shared their reactions to recent record temperatures
No comment yet.

Who Do You Imagine When You Imagine Biking in Cities – Next City

From nextcity.org

New book challenges biking advocates and racial justice advocates to expand their imaginations around biking.
No comment yet.

‘We’re trying to bring a lot of fun’: Winnipeg Downtown BIZ on pop-up parks

From globalnews.ca

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.
No comment yet.

ShapeLab Toronto’s Innovation & Co-Creation Pilot: “Everyone is King” Design Challenge

From www.citybuildinginstitute.ca

By Patrice Mitchell The Backstory   The King Street Transit Pilot rolled out in November 2017 to free streetcars from mixed traffic and prioritize the 72,000 daily transit riders along this ro…
No comment yet.

London’s smart city plan aims to connect its disparate governments

From apolitical.co

London has set out a vision to transform core services for the digital age. The city wants to reform its disparate governing bodies so they can share data better and collaborate more effectively on service design. The Smarter London Together roadmap, a plan to make the British capital the “world’s smartest city” published on 11 June, announces a common set of standards and design principle
No comment yet.

How Cities are Using Drones

From www.smartresilient.com

With a dramatic increase in the use of drones among public safety agencies, the varying use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) ranges widely across the country. From traffic and crowd control to whale rescue and pest control, state and local smart city planners are discovering the benefits of drone technology, while facing privacy and security challenges.
No comment yet.

How Chicago's Tradition of Civic Organizing Inspired the Best in Civic Tech

From www.govtech.com

Chi Hack Night has become a national model for sustainable and successful volunteer civic technology projects.
No comment yet.

Solving India's most pressing challenges with civic tech

From medium.com

Omidyar Network is launching an accelerator program in partnership with Village Capital that will help train and invest in early-stage civic tech ventures in India.
No comment yet.

Spokane’s Community Assembly serves as bridge between the city and its neighborhoods

From www.spokesman.com

The Spokane City Council stays connected through one of the city’s best-kept secrets: the Community Assembly.
No comment yet.

Downtown Vancouver newspaper boxes flipping to ‘free little libraries’

From vancouversun.com

Where once Downtown Vancouver residents and visitors could find free newspapers, they will now find books to share. 
No comment yet.

School engagement that's almost too good to be true

From www.participatorybudgeting.org

Last year, we shared the very wonderful story of how Participatory Budgeting (PB) was introduced at P.S. 139, a local elementary school in Brooklyn where Miro (the son of our co-Executive Director Josh Lerner) goes to school.  PB addressed a sincere need at P.S. 139: a need to connect with families at a school of nearly…
No comment yet.