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How volunteers from tech companies like Amazon, Apple and Google built a coronavirus-tracking site in six days

From www.cnbc.com

Volunteers from Amazon, Alphabet and other tech companies worked with public health experts to set up a COVID-19 monitoring website.
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Coronavirus is a wake up call that humanity’s needs are not actually at the centre of global systems

From diginomica.com

Author of ‘Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics’, Nanjala Nyabola, spoke about the tension between citizen, state and corporations - which has been amplified by Coronavirus.
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The qualities that imperil urban places during COVID-19 are also the keys to recovery

From www.brookings.edu

Local efforts that nurture and strengthen connectivity, support workers, and foster creativity will be vital as we mitigate the COVID-19 fallout.
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Open Letter to Citymakers: 10 Key Implications of the COVID-19

From newcities.org

On January 21st, I traveled from Shanghai, my adopted home, via a one-day layover in Los Angeles, on my way to spend several weeks in Boston for some non-critical medical treatments. The next day, the first case of Coronavirus hit Shanghai. Four days later, my husband, who owns an import-export business joined me in the …
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You Asked, We Answered: How Can Public Space Managers Help Fight COVID-19?

From www.pps.org

As COVID-19 has spread across the world, and health agencies encourage “social distancing” as a means to limit contagion, it is like we are all taking part in some strange social experiment: What if all of a sudden, you couldn’t use almost any public space or public building? For two weeks? A month? Six months? 
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Know Before You Go: Challenges at the Intersection of Civic Tech & Public Health

From medium.com

The civic technology community are “helpers,” the type of people you want with you in an emergency. They’re people who intervene to prevent an emergency. Sitting here in Seattle, the COVID-19…
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6 ways to stay civically and politically engaged during a pandemic - i-D

From i-d.vice.com

We’ve all found ourselves with more time on our hands and how we use that time matters.
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COVID-19 Readiness Kit 

From marketplace.city

In light of the COVID-19/Coronavirus epidemic, city leaders must respond by maintaining situational awareness, communicating with residents, and taking actions to limit the spread of the virus. Below is a set of solutions for cities to use during this time.

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Unchecked Smart Cities are Surveillance Cities. What We Need are Smart Enough Cities.

From www.eff.org

We can have beautiful cities without turning our cities into surveillance cities.Cities across the U.S. are forcing operators of shared bikes and scooters to use dangerous and privacy invasive APIs developed by the Los Angeles Department of Transportation. These APIs—collectively called th
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How cooperation is keeping Amsterdam moving

From www.weforum.org

The key to reshaping urban mobility systems for the future is cooperation, as Amsterdam has discovered. What can other cities learn from the Dutch capital?
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How journalists are working together to cover the COVID-19 pandemic » Nieman Journalism Lab

From www.niemanlab.org

Across the United States, independent newsrooms are finding ways to share stories, ideas, tips, and knowledge about a virus that doesn't limit itself to anyone's audience boundaries.
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Citizens and Governments as Partners for a Vibrant Democracy

From www.opengovpartnership.org

 “No man is an island”, as English poet John Donne famously wrote. The ties people establish within a community tell us how healthy democratic life is. Be it in a municipality, a region, or a country, the quality of these systems of relations exemplifies …

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TICTeC’s going online - join from the comfort of your own home

From www.mysociety.org

Thanks to the travel restrictions imposed due to Covid-19, TICTeC will not be going ahead in Reykjavik. Instead, we will be taking the TICTeC experience online. We very much hope you'll join us from the comfort of your own homes.

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A Resource Guide to Coronavirus for Government Leaders

From www.govtech.com

The novel coronavirus has tested the durability of federal, state and local governments around the country and the world. This list of resources is meant to connect leaders with useful tools to aid in response efforts.
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Webinar: Supporting Social Distancing Measures with Online Engagement: A Digital-First Approach

From elgl.org

This webinar is hosted by Bang the Table: With Covid-19 concerns and more public gatherings being cancelled or postponed each day, we want to share a few tips and reminders that may prove useful during this time. This webinar will focus on: How you may use EngagementHQ to communicate about the situation itself by linking … Continued
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State and Local Government Resources for COVID-19

From medium.com

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the country, I’ve curated some resources from around the web for my state and local government network. I will do my best to keep this up-to-date over the…
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Working during COVID-19: How to be good at video meetings

From medium.com

Most of my friends know that I spend 20+ hours a week on video conference since 2013, so now that many people are working from home (by choice or by force) this week, I’ve gotten a lot of inquiries…
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Building Capacity Together Through Community Based Learning

From nextcity.org

Sponsored: Drexel’s Urban Strategy graduate program builds civic engagement skills with students and neighborhood residents in order to power their community change work.
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Ten new start-ups selected for the Arcadis City of 2030 Accelerator, powered by Techstars

From www.arcadis.com

Arcadis has revealed the names of the ten global start-ups, including two from the UK, that have been selected for the second wave of its Cit
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How the Coronavirus Could Change City Planning

From www.citylab.com

Will COVID-19 change how cities are designed? Michele Acuto of the Connected Cities Lab talks about density, urbanization and pandemic preparation.  
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Multi-stakeholder partnerships are failing to effectively address complex social issues: citizen deliberation holds the key to true communities of action

From medium.com

· Trust in business and government’s ability to address issues in line with citizens’ needs is at an all-time low. · Trade associations and multi-stakeholder global partnerships are so far largely…
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