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9 Low or No-Cost Ways to Get Youth Involved in Local Government

From elgl.org

We all want to make sure youth engage in local government. We need them to be considering jobs in local government for the future. There are many ways we can do this, but budget resources can be a challenge. So, here are nine low or no-cost ways you can engage youth in local government.
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What's New in Civic Tech: Grants Now Available Through Seattle's Technology Matching Fund

From www.govtech.com

Plus, Los Angeles seeks participants for its 2018 DataLA Summer Academy; Washington, D.C., vastly expands its number of open data sets; and Seward County, Neb., works to attract public-private investments for broadband infrastructure.
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Smart cities sounds magical, but civic tech gets it done

From www.datadoodle.com

Louisville, Kentucky’s chief technology officer works with the Code for America Brigade captain every day. That sounds to me like a good way to start building a smart city. But there’s …
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The Urban Water Crisis May Be Worse Than It Looks

From www.citylab.com

A new WRI report on 15 cities across the Global South reveals that access to safe drinking water is often underestimated—and the challenge will only get worse.
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How Distance to School Affects Student Well-Being

From www.citylab.com

Children who live farther away from their schools get significantly less sleep and exercise, new research shows.
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How to get more young people involved in civic tech, according to young people

From www.fedscoop.com

The federal government’s tech workforce, much like the government’s workforce writ large, needs an influx of young talent. But what does it take to attract young people? On Thursday, a few certified ambassadors of the young — namely a panel of Coding it Forward’s summer 2019 Civic Digital Fellows — offered their perspective during the program’s …
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New Local Government Research Findings in Community Engagement and 311-Customer Relationship Management

From icma.org

ICMA launched its sixth special section of LGR: Local Government Review in the July 2019 issue of Public Management (PM) magazine. This two-article issue, which includes two special survey infographics, is filled with key research findings and expert insights on local government issues and trends.
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Apple and New Museum team up for choreographed urban AR art tours

From archpaper.com

The [AR]T app, available in six cities on August 10, will let iPhone owners take art tours through augmented reality courtesy of Apple and the New Museum.
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Civic Tech Fellows Offer Their Ideas for Attracting Youth to Public Service

From www.nextgov.com

After just 10 weeks in government, the Coding It Forward fellows were able to succinctly identify the promise and challenges in getting young people to join the government.
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The Newest Tech Distruption: Local Government - Measure What Matters

From www.whatmatters.com

Code for America's Jennifer Pahlka and Lou Moore explain how the nonprofit uses OKRs to defeat local government bureaucracy.
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Bringing (more) sustainability to cities: 5 golden rules

From urbact.eu

The second URBACT City Lab took place in Brussels (BE) on 2nd and 3rd July 2019: “How are cities putting sustainable urban development into practice?” was the core question that drove us through general and specific considerations in the fields of Air Quality and Mobility, Energy Transition and Climate Adaptation and Sustainable Food Systems.
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Applications Of Immersive Technologies In Smart Cities

From www.forbes.com

Applications of augmented reality and virtual reality in smart cities ranges from emergency management, urban planning, and navigation, to education, training and much more. AR and VR will no doubt provide novel and unparalleled experiences to urban dwellers.
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Government contracting is cool and incredibly impactful

From medium.com

I’ve always thought government contracting and bringing technology to governments was cool. I mean, Batman and Iron Man do it!? Wakanda knows having the best technology is critical for their society…
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Deliberative Democracy - 5 Key Ideas We Can’t Forget

From www.accountabilitylab.org

It is easy to get depressed about the state of global democracy these days, isn’t it? The rise of right-wing demagogues, the stifling of the media, the continued dysfunction of state institutions. Our headlines seem to be about nothing else. But the recent Deliberative Democracy Institute (DDI) at the Kettering Foundation filled me wit
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Think Beyond the Survey – ELGL

From elgl.org

Your organization’s engagement with your residents might consist of surveying them once or twice when you need a representative sample. If so, they view your organization as the building they visit to pay the utility bill. To build relationships and trust with your residents, think beyond the survey.
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What’s New in Civic Tech: New York Creates Commission on AI

From www.govtech.com

Plus, Code for America adds a new Brigade in Eugene, Ore.; San Francisco Planning looks to hire a data and analytics manager; What Works Cities hosts a good governance forum next week; and more.
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What Happens to ‘Smart Cities’ When the Internet Dies?

From www.citylab.com

In the fictional dystopia of Tim Maughan’s novel Infinite Detail, our dependence on urban technology has been suddenly severed.
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Where’s the ‘Civic’ in CivicTech? 

From medium.com

The ideology of community participation and development is a crucial topic for any nation or community seeking to attain sustainable development. Here in Uganda, oftentimes when the opportunity for…
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CivStart wants to help government leverage technology that serves the needs of vulnerable, underserved communities

From govfresh.com

CivStart is a new government-focused start-up accelerator that wants to ensure civic technology products "don’t get made in a vacuum — that they serve the needs of our most vulnerable and underserved communities."
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What’s New in Civic Tech: Illinois Maps New Health Data

From www.govtech.com

Plus, Pennsylvania data center makes Pittsburgh city parking data available to the public; Baltimore airport rolls out new tools for tracking flights and noise in great detail; and more.
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“To do deep community engagement, you can’t just buy a tool.”

From medium.com

The latest Agora Journalism Center Report illuminates what it takes for newsrooms to be “engagement ready.”
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3 Cool Ways to Cool Our Cities

From www.theb1m.com

While the environmental impact of millions of people living in close proximity to each other can be clearly seen in pollution levels, increased demand on water, and high consumption of electricity - the “Urban Heat Island” effect is a more subtle impact that cities can have on their inhabitants and immediate surroundings.
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Yesterday’s tomorrow today: what we can learn from past urban visions

From www.theguardian.com

From modernist machine-built perfection to a nuclear-proof metropolis buried far underground, our predictions for future cities tell us much about the past
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