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Smart cities: Digital solutions for a more livable future | McKinsey Report

From www.mckinsey.com

Learn how dozens of smart cities applications can perform in different types of urban settings, including a snapshot of technology deployment in 50 cities around the world.
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‘People Need To Participate in the Design of Things That Are Meant for Them.’

From www.aspeninstitute.org

This interview with Eric Gordon, Professor, Department of Visual and Media Arts, Emerson College; Founding Executive Director, Engagement Lab, is the fifteenth in the Center for Urban Innovation's Listening to Inclusive Innovators series.
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In the Age of Trump, Civics Courses Make a Comeback

From www.nytimes.com

Schools that traded history and government for more science and technology are rethinking the calculation, hoping to create a new generation of activists.
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Dockless bikes: Are they bad for station-based bike-sharing systems?

From www.curbed.com

Two studies show where bike-share ridership in the U.S. might be headed.
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We Need to Talk About the Far-Out Future of Cities

From www.citylab.com

How do we shift our mindsets? How do we think about our urban historical past? Mayors, thought leaders, and practitioners weigh in.
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Civic Tech: How Startups Can Connect Citizens and Local Government

From www.public.io

Civic tech startups are sprouting up with increasing frequency. But what makes a quality civic tech startup? Connecting citizens and governments; improving public services; amplifying the public's voice; and increasing transparency and accountability, are all key.
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City Scrapers Helps the Code-Curious Get Involved in Civic Tech

From medium.com

This January, we kicked off City Bureau’s City Scrapers Project, an open-source coding community that collects, standardizes and shares information on local public meetings (i.e., City Council…
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Blockchain as a force for good: How this technology could transform the sharing economy

From www.shareable.net

Blockchain has become one of those buzzwords that commands attention and carries a powerful social glow, yet in the likes of similar buzzwords that have attained such a prized status, it has lost much of its meaning. Blockchain has become a catchall term for just about any digital ledger system regardless of crucial variations in its design. With so many blockchain projects ranging from social impact initiatives to opportunistic marketing ploys, it can be difficult to discern which projects hold real potential.
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The Future of Civic Engagement - Promising Practices

From www.govexec.com

The precipitous drop in public trust in government over the past decade has been unsettling, but engaging citizens directly may help reverse this trend.
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What It Means To Lead An Inclusive City In 2018–And Into The Future

From www.fastcompany.com

In Oakland, Mayor Libby Schaaf is leading the exceptionally diverse city through a period of unprecedented growth and investment–while trying to create an ethos of inclusion.
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How Do We Solve The Housing Crisis? New Community-Led Models For Planning And Architecture

From www.forbes.com

The housing crisis has become a byword for everything wrong with UK planning. But what are the alternatives? Deborah Talbot talks to writer and architecture expert Lucy Bullivant.
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Clarifying impact: lessons learned at Civic Tech Toronto

From medium.com

The civic tech movement is experiencing some growing pains. This summer, Daniel X. O'Neil provocatively declared that the movement “should be shelved” and Joshua Tauberer countered that critics’…
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What’s next for ArtPlace America?

From www.artplaceamerica.org

Over the past 7 years, we invested over $100M in supporting artists as allies in equitable community development. We were able to invest $87M in 279 creative placemaking projects in 208 communities of all sizes across the United States. We also invested $18M in six community development organizations, and developed a robust research program, looking at what happens when arts
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Reclaiming the Internet

From newrepublic.com

In the ’90s, American politicians sold off what was once a public good. Can a decent digital forum ever be built again?
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White Paper: ‘Infogagement: Citizenship and Democracy in the Age of Connection’ by PACE

From www.pacefunders.org

PACE has released a new white paper, ‘Infogagement: Citizenship and Democracy in the Age of Connection’. The paper grew out of our ‘Information and Engagement Project’, a two year conversation at PACE that involved multiple convenings across the country and dozens of interviews with leading thinkers and practitioners in the fields of journalism, civic technology and public engagement
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Bringing The Public Back In: Can the Comment Process be Fixed?

From thegovlab.org

Remarks of Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, US Federal Communications Commission: “…But what we are facing now does not reflect what has come before.  Because it is apparent the civic infrastructure we have for accepting public comment in the rulemaking process is not built for the digital age.  As the Administrative Conference of the United States acknowledges, …
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3 women you should know in Pittsburgh civic tech

From technical.ly

Here's how technologists Eleanor Tutt, Rachel McGrane and Ellie Newman view the region’s efforts to connect people with data.
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8 Podcasts About the City of Tomorrow

From www.citizenlab.co

Whether you are new to podcasts, or want to complete your collection if you are a frequent listener, here's the list of best podcasts about smart cities.
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How the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation empowers digital civic engagement

From www.brookings.edu

Hollie Russon-Gilman writes about the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation empowerment of citizens not only as data producers but also as data owners.
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Copenhagen Architect Jan Gehl Takes on Smart Cities

From www.citylab.com

Architect and planner Jan Gehl looks back on how he helped transform Copenhagen into one of the world’s most livable cities and talks about how people can reclaim the streets.
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Mike Lydon: Short-Term Interventions Creating Lasting Change

From cityworksxpo.com

Mike Lydon is a Principal at The Street Plans Collaborative and one of the founders of Tactical Urbanism. It is through his work and his articulation of the work of others that many of us have come to learn about tactical urbanism. He remains on the cutting edge of trying to figure out how short-term experiments can be used to catalyze and create sustainable change. Essentially, he has helped create a new paradigm for community change that is continuing to have significant impacts.
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