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Cities Discover the Power of Collective Intelligence

From www.govtech.com

A new study by William Eggers finds cities that tap the wisdom of the masses can maximize the impact of smart technology investments.
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A Playbook for How Cities Should Share and Protect Data

From www.citylab.com

A detailed guide from Harvard helps governments protect residents’ personal information in open-data initiatives.
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Providing Information and Options: Sequencing Discussions and Writing Discussion Materials

From www.publicagenda.org

Learn how to sequence discussions and write discussion materials in the latest entry in our series on better public participation and engagement.
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What's Wrong with Open-Data Sites--and How We Can Fix Them

From blogs.scientificamerican.com

Vast amounts of useful information can be found on government Web sites, but it's often impossible to make sense of it
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What It Means to Get Engaged: A Roadmap for Cities

From www.governing.com

New resources available for cities that aim to develop and kick-start a robust public engagement strategy.
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Parklets 5.0 at New Partners for Smart Growth

From thefield.asla.org

This February, in St. Louis, MO, the New Partners for Smart Growth (NPSG) conference hosted a unique set of spaces that have become a tradition of the conference. Parklets 5.0 was the fifth annual initiative to bring the urban green space movement indoors. Parklets are parking space-sized areas used for recreational, community gathering, or beautification…
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The world's smartest cities: What IoT and smart governments will mean for you - TechRepublic

From www.techrepublic.com

Intelligent cities are at the forefront of the next wave of the Internet of Things. The goals are to streamline communication and improve the lives of citizens. And save a little money along the way.
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A Better Way to Boost Civic Engagement

From nationswell.com

NationSwell Council member MacKenzie Moritz pairs those interested in public service with appropriate organizations, creating a more perfect union.
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New Revenue for News: 52 Ideas to Support Local Journalism

From medium.com

This morning I spoke to 20 journalists who are enrolled in CUNY’s Summer Entrepreneurial Journalism Training about alternative revenue streams and business models for news. Below is a list of 52…
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Great idea: Tactical urbanism

From www.cnu.org

The latest trend in urban design and planning gets them off of the paper and out of a big room, testing ideas in the real world. It is fun and hands-on, and making many converts.
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How to Influence Local Government (When the Ball Is Passed, Be Ready to Shoot)

From elgl.org

We asked “what are specific actions for increasing your influence on the local level?” ELGL has responded swiftly and specifically. Sign up to share your ideas in the new Engaging Local…
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To Cut Car Pollution, Ask Drivers to 'Think of Yourself'

From www.citylab.com

Researchers tested different road signs to prevent drivers from idling their engines. “Big Brother” eyes helped, but a simple appeal to the “private self” did even more.
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Dare to Be Cheeky in Your Public Outreach

From elgl.org

This is the first column by our new organizational member Peak Democracy. Marlena Medford is the Director of Government Outreach and Communications for Peak Democracy, which offers a line of civic …
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Gamification: Governments Use Gaming Principles to Get Citizens Involved

From www.govtech.com

Gaming mechanics are changing how people engage online and in real-life activities — can they remake government’s relationship with employees and citizens?
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How U.S. Communities Are Adapting to Climate Change - Urban Land Magazine

From urbanland.uli.org

Taking the necessary steps to prepare for climate change—and the extreme weather events that go along with it—can be a daunting task. A new report includes separate case studies of distinct adaptation actions from a diverse group of 17 communities across the nation from Boston to El Paso, Texas.
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Introduction to Charrettes

From courses.planetizen.com

This course introduces the NCI System, a collaborative, design-based approach to public involvement. Topics covered include the biggest challenges to community planning, the origin of the charrette, and how to prepare for and conduct a charrette, as well as how to take a project through to adoption.

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How to Teach Your Kids About Civic Responsibility

From www.parent.co

Sometimes we need a shake up to wake up. How can we use this time to teach our children the importance of civic engagement?
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An Introduction to Service-Learning and Community Engagement as Co-Inquiry

From www.centerforengagedlearning.org

In this set of blog posts my co-authors and I seek to introduce the “lay of the land” in SLCE (related to both implementing it and studying it), to highlight resources we find useful, and to encourage participation in the ongoing growth of the movement.

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