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How Atlanta is transforming itself into one of the top smart cities in the world

From www.techrepublic.com

Cynthia Curry, director IoT ecosystem expansion at the Metro Atlanta Chamber, outlines the areas of emphasis city and business leaders in Atlanta, GA, identified to transform Atlanta into a leading smart city.
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5 Low-Budget Strategies to Help Small Communities Boost their Economies

From citiesspeak.org

In a state where small communities abound, cities and towns are exploring new and innovative approaches to boost economic growth.  
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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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How to bring prototyping into policy design

From apolitical.co

How can public servants create impactful policies using human-centred design? Prototyping for Policy brought together designers and leaders to find out.
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Webinar: The Power of Citywide Community Engagement

From www.bangthetable.com

From your Planning Directors to PIOs, each department in your agency has different reasons for why and methods as to how they use online community engagement. Join us for an interdepartmental tour of those why's and how's, featuring best practice examples from clients across the globe.
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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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Australian Government polls industry about smart cities, regions, towns 

From www.iothub.com.au

Wants to know about standout products and services, lessons learned and challenges.
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How the Dutch Made Utrecht a Bicycle-First City

From www.citylab.com

A new short film reveals how the Dutch city reengineered itself around the bicycle, with life- and money-saving results.
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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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Our Tech, Our Future: digital social innovation in 2030

From www.nesta.org.uk

A collection of stories exploring how we might be using technology for good in the year 2030
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What’s New in Civic Tech: D.C. Launches Innovation Contest

From www.govtech.com

Plus, Arlington, Texas, has a new City at Work transparency dashboard with user experiences as a core goal and a new website called Citygrader.com wants to be Yelp for local government and other public agencies.
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Top 5 Podcasts that Everyone interested in Govtech Should Follow.

From medium.com

Startups and age-old mega corporations across the US are clamoring to develop tech solutions that tackle government’s biggest challenges. And for good reason. These ‘govtech’ companies recognize that…
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2019 Cities of Service Finalists Announced

From engagedcitiesaward.citiesofservice.org

Cities of Service received more than one hundred applications for the 2019 Engaged Cities Award from cities across the Americas and Europe. With help from an esteemed group of experts, Cities of Service chose 10 finalists, whose solutions achieved impact by engaging citizens in a variety of ways, including: impact volunteering, participatory design, crowdsourcing, and citizen-sourced data. Finalists tackled challenges related to the environment and sustainability, health and safety, neighborhood revitalization, and more.

All ten finalists combined bold mayoral leadership and the reach of city hall with the on-the-ground knowledge of citizens to address serious problems. Their incredible work demonstrates what cities can accomplish when they are open to the ideas and talents of citizens.

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How Technology Is Changing the Way We Perceive Democracy

From psmag.com

New innovations are forcing citizens to revisit some foundational questions of governance about who should be shaping the future of the country.
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What's a 'Smart City' Supposed to Look Like?

From www.citylab.com

The vision of the technology-powered metropolis of the future is being sold with images that bear little resemblance to the real world.
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The 20 Most Bike-Friendly Cities on the Planet

From www.wired.com

The 2019 Copenhagenize Index ranks the world's urban hubs on how much they're doing to promote life on two wheels.
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Can You Find a Quiet Place in NYC? Try This App.

From www.citylab.com

The mastermind of Hush City, an app that maps the urban soundscape, says that stress from traffic and construction noise is an under-appreciated environmental risk.
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Paris’s Emergency Heat Wave Plan Faces First Test

From www.citylab.com

As Europe boils in a record-breaking heat wave, the French capital is rolling out its new heat emergency procedures.
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Toronto's Alphabet-Powered Smart City Is Growing

From www.citylab.com

Google sibling company Sidewalk Labs has revealed its master plan for the controversial Quayside waterfront development—and it’s a lot bigger.
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Code for America Announces 2019 Fellowship Program

From www.govtech.com

Building on lessons learned from the program’s past, this year’s iteration will see the national civic tech group more closely integrating its fellowship program with its network of hyper-local brigades.
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Mobilised Citizens Improve Public Input into Environmental Policies

From www.bangthetable.com

Stockholm Environment Institute research finds mobilised citizens key to expanding public participation to achieve sustainability goals.
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Sean Parker’s Brigade/Causes acquired by govtech app Countable

From techcrunch.com

Causes grew to a jaw-dropping 200 million users as one of the first 10 Facebook platform apps. Started by Facebook co-founder Sean Parker, it was meant to turn a generation into activists and philanthropists. Causes acquired Votizen to augment shallow clicktivism with a way to remind friends to vote. But after Facebook went mobile and […]
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How the Green New Deal will transform the building industry

From www.fastcompany.com

To meet the goals of the resolution, the design and construction industries will retrofit millions of structures and build many more. In the process, they could create a more just and resilient country.
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