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Detroit's Dubious Civic Tech Champions 

From civichall.org

Like other for-profit civic technology companies, Loveland sits at an uncomfortable intersection of priorities. Since its inception, Loveland has struggled to reconcile what its founders think the city needs with what community organizers and residents want and need and what nonprofits, government agencies, and companies are willing to buy.
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Facebook’s Town Hall feature helps you find and contact your local government officials

From www.theverge.com

Another week, another feature gets added to the Facebook mobile app. In addition to the new City Guides and Weather buttons that were recently introduced in the Apps section, Facebook ha
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Putting customer centricity at the heart of public sector services

From diginomica.com

With mobile, social and cloud technologies driving the way we live, work and interact across all areas of life, public sector organisations can adopt the same tech as businesses to engage more closely with citizens and employees. Gavin Mee, Senior Vice President, Enterprise, at Salesforce, shines a light on how technology can overhaul local government’s service delivery.
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Pilot programs announced as Guelph wraps first round of Civic Accelerator 

From guelph.ca

City’s Water Services and Planning departments to test new tools Guelph, Ont., February 23, 2017 – The City of Guelph’s Civic Accelerator, which turns the
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Philly Uses Tech to Tackle Litter

From www.govtech.com

This spring, Philadelphia will pilot a new litter index aligned with the city's Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet, and digitize the results.
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How a simple app can actually empower street-level democracy

From www.curbed.com

In an increasingly partisan era, SeeClickFix believes technology can get neighbors on the same page
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Internet of Things and smart cities: Seven things you need to know

From theinternetofallthings.com

From a technological viewpoint, IoT technologies are an integral and important element of all smart city deployments. They provide Internet-based connectivity across various sensors and devices in the urban environment.
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Impact, Investment And Demand: Three Pillars For Civic Tech Success

From techcrunch.com

Last year was one of great momentum for civic tech. We saw more people and resources than ever enter the space, garnering interest from startups,..
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Setting Equity Goals for Digital Tools in New York City

From www.publicagenda.org

Communities looking to ensure engagement practices using technology are accessible and equitable will be interested in lessons PBNYC has learned while using digital tools in participatory budgeting.
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OneBusAway Tamp App Just Got Even Better | Mass Transit

From www.masstransitmag.com

The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) is the first transit agency in Florida to directly partner with SeeClickFix Inc., a communications platform, which will allow HART riders to stay connected with HART.
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Internet of Things: Giving Machines a Voice

From www.mitel.com

In this video blog post Tony Pereira explains how the internet of things is giving machines a voice and how Mitel is powering connections through IoT technologies
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​Tinder for cities: how tech is making urban planning more inclusive

From www.theguardian.com

Having a say in what your city or neighbourhood should be like is often complicated, time-consuming and full of confusing jargon. A new wave of digital tools are trying to make the process transparent and interactive
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Trump Fires Up Civic Tech Startups

From www.forbes.com

The relationship between technology and politics has always been a somewhat uneasy one. At least, that’s how it used to be. But the 2016 Presidential election appeared to have woken a sleeping giant and energized the entire civic tech sector.
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Open Hack: Turn IoT dreams into business reality in 48 hours

From inform.tmforum.org

In our new Insights Research report, The roadmap of options: Monetizing and managing IoE services, analyst Phil Bull writes, “The Internet of Everything (IoE) has almost limitless potential to impr…
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Young innovators in MENA, US pitch ‘civic tech’ ideas to improve their communities

From www.ndi.org

Their ideas include an online platform to combat misinformation during Middle East and North Africa election campaigns, an app to support Arabic-speaking victims of domestic violence in the United States, and a blockchain-based system to protect property ownership rights in Libya.
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