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Technology Won't Solve Hunger

Technology Won't Solve Hunger

09.11.2013
Technology will cure hunger, say people who create technology. In his “silicon gospel” (as it’s described by the Los Angeles Review...
Why Civic Tech Needs More Minorities and Women

Why Civic Tech Needs More Minorities and Women

07.30.2013
No one wants to be the token checkmark on a diversity checklist. As a minority and a woman, I personally want to know that my contributions,...
Stacy Donohue: Lady Liberty, 'Gals' and Democracy

Stacy Donohue: Lady Liberty, 'Gals' and Democracy

06. 7.2013
Albright's passion for supporting democracy and citizen participation around the world is legendary. And, in her role as Chair of the National...

Navigating Procurement, Startup Style

05. 3.2013
To keep up with the needs of citizens, governments need to be able to keep up with technology and move at the speed of the internet.

Practical Tips for Cities Looking to Innovate with Open311

04.30.2013
Here are five ways that local governments looking to take advantage of Open311 can strike a balance between innovation and pragmatism....

New Civic Tech Jobs on the Horizon

03. 1.2013
An incredible opportunity exists for local, state, and federal government to tap into the energy of technology startups to work more collaboratively...
Take the Citizenville Challenge With California Lieutenant Governor Newsom and Code for America

Take the Citizenville Challenge With California Lieutenant Governor Newsom and Code for America

02. 7.2013
Local governments across the country are starting to embrace innovation as a core tenet of the way they work. That's why California Lieutenant...
Think You Know Your Chicago Neighborhoods? Prove It

Think You Know Your Chicago Neighborhoods? Prove It

02. 4.2013
Think of it as a Chicago-centric pop quiz in your geography class -- without the repercussions of a flunking score. Gapers Block on Monday...
Rise of the Civic Startup

Rise of the Civic Startup

10.31.2012
Over the last decade unprecedented technological advances and urbanization created an opportunity for startups to enter the civic realm....
DDOT's 'TextMyBus' Is a Step in the Right Direction for Detroit Transit

DDOT's 'TextMyBus' Is a Step in the Right Direction for Detroit Transit

09.14.2012
TextMyBus is a welcome development, but it is only the first step -- of many -- we must take to develop the first-rate transit system that...
Failing to Plan Is Planning to Fail

Failing to Plan Is Planning to Fail

08.17.2012
Developers in and outside of government are beginning to contribute to prevention and recovery efforts. Code for America Austin released...
Improving Detroit, One App At A Time

Improving Detroit, One App At A Time

08.10.2012
Wondering how many yards you're standing from a public fountain? Planning a day of gallery hopping? Looking for the nearest statue of a...
Redesigning the Interface to Municipal Government

Redesigning the Interface to Municipal Government

08. 8.2012
In Honolulu, the City's website has been a continuous point of friction between City Hall and city dwellers. This year the City and County...
Welcome to [Your City's] Customer Service Center

Welcome to [Your City's] Customer Service Center

07.17.2012
Do you ever think about how the city keeps track of potholes? How they know when street lights need to be fixed? Cities are extremely complex....
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