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Public Art: Project vs. Process

From www.strongtowns.org

Just as we at Strong Towns do not have a formula or solution for productive growth, but rather an approach to development, I believe that effective art is more about process, than project.

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How to Turn a Major Road Into a Pedestrian Dream

From www.citylab.com

London’s plans for Oxford Street show that even the busiest roads can ban vehicles—but there's one major misstep.
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Winter 2017/2018 Internship Positions Announced – Center for Applied Community Engagement

From www.caceinstitute.org

We are currently looking to hire for two internship positions:

Content & Data Research Intern
Communications Intern
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Three Benefits Of Mobilising Bikeshare Data And Journey Planners

From www.huffingtonpost.co.uk

It is now ten years since the launch of the world's first large scale bike-sharing scheme, Velib in Paris. Since then, a thousand other schemes have been launched - bikeshare systems are no
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Farm to Doorstep: Why 'Agrihoods' Are the Next Big Trend in Real Estate- Livability

From livability.com

Forget neighborhoods; the next generation of homebuyers want to live in agrihoods. Here's the scoop.
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What Data Means for Madison, Wisconsin: A new collaboration with the Sunlight Foundation

From reboot.org

Announcing the launch of a new project to connect data to resident needs and build more “complete” neighborhoods.
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The importance of a digital strategy in Urban Cycling Management

From medium.com

City Makers will be at the Smart City World Expo in Barcelona next week, offering our consultancy and tech development services for cities. We are open to any request related to civic tech…
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Post-Hurricane Harvey, Houston’s Civic Tech Community Flourished

From www.govtech.com

Jeff Reichman, co-founder of January Advisors, discussed the aftermath of the devastating hurricane and how the tech community came together to help.
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An incubator for participatory democracy

From www.coe.int

The incubator supports initiatives - digital and offline - that contribute to the redistribution of political power towards citizens, and that support the broadest possible citizen participation in the cities’ decision-making procedures. The incubator builds an open infrastructure to boost democracy for inclusive and innovative cities.
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Civic Tech: Sidewalk Labs is selling quality of life, but is Toronto buying?

From torontoist.com

Never Too Soon for Mission Creep At Sidewalk Lab’s first public meeting last Wednesday, both CEO Dan Doctoroff and Waterfront Toronto’s Will Fleissig spoke
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Imagining Equity: Minneapolis 2040's Unique Mobile Engagement Tool

From www.minneapolis2040.com

Minneapolis artists Molly Van Avery and Mike Hoyt have designed and built a mobile engagement tool called Imagining Equity that invites people to draw or write their ideas about a Minneapolis in 2040 that is healing and reconciling from the negative impacts of inequity. Molly and Mike designed this tool in collaboration with City staff to inform the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan Update. You can interact with Imagining Equity at events throughout the summer, including Juneteenth, Somali Indenpendence Day, and several Open Streets events around the city.
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Sit back, relax, and enjoy a ride through the history of self-driving cars

From www.digitaltrends.com

From a 1920s stunt in downtown New York to Google's Waymo, here are the events you should know about from the history of self-driving cars.
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5 new tech books for urbanists

From citiscope.org

As it comes to urbanization and technology, to paraphrase the late rock-and-roller, the future is wide open. As the authors of the following five books — which stretch well beyond the confines of Silicon Valley — demonstrate, it is becoming increasingly difficult to think about new technologies and not consider urban spaces, and just as hard to think about new cities without weighing the great technology-delivered uncertainties to come.

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Who Wins When a City Gets Smart?

From www.citylab.com

Last year, Columbus, Ohio, won a $50 million grant for high-tech transportation innovation, with a promise to help its most vulnerable families. Now some worry their needs are fading into the background.
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Others Must Learn the Lessons Superstorm Sandy Taught New York

From citylimits.org

'Five years in, New York still has work to do before the region can claim to be truly resilient or able to withstand a major hurricane or weather event. But we have learned so much about resilient design, and other cities can in turn learn from us.'
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For the People: Improving Governments with Technology

From harvardpolitics.com

In many ways, the Miami-Dade fellowship is a perfect civic tech success story. However, it’s not a success story just because of its technical merits; it’s a success story because Code for America examined the problem from the perspective of the people of Miami-Dade County.
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Report: Civic Tech Struggles with Sustainable Funding Despite Gains

From www.govtech.com

A recent increase in public desire to strengthen democracy has not yet translated into more funding for civic tech, but the authors of a new report see it as a reason for hope.
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The Yankelovich Center at Public Agenda

From www.publicagenda.org

Public Agenda is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that helps build a democracy that works for everyone and fuels progress on critical issues.
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Civic Tech: On Google, Sidewalk Labs, and Smart Cities

From torontoist.com

Waterfront Toronto announced last week that Google-affiliated company Sidewalk Labs won the bid to be the “innovation and funding partner” on developing th
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Technology Is Key to Local Citizen Engagement

From www.govtech.com

The mayors of Austin, Texas, Louisville, Ky., and Raleigh, N.C., hope their successful resident engagement projects will serve as guides for other major cities across the country.
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Real Estate Developers Become the Entertainers

From www.citylab.com

As cities fall in love with mixed-use developments that function as public spaces, the builders are taking on a bigger role as curators of cultural events.
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