I’m over government “innovation.” Not because innovation isn’t conceptually important, but because of the term carries a sense of ownership relegated to a chosen few in any given organization.
Posts Tagged: cities
Cities everywhere are coping with increased urbanization, and are struggling to provide mobility choices to their citizens. MaaS aims to help cities provide choice for their citizens, while facilitating smart city initiatives with cost savings and improved efficiencies.
Public sector leaders need all the help that they can get in defining their Smart Cities strategy. With programs like the Smart Cities Innovation Accelerator by Harvard, it’s clear that academia is leading the way in offering this guidance.
The city of Buffalo, New York’s “Operation Clean Sweep” program uses a proactive governance approach to engage with the community. Equally important, Buffalo illustrates that 311 is much more than just a number.
Journalist Scott Fulton III describes fifth-generation wireless, or 5G, as “a capital improvement project the size of the entire planet.” He’s not wrong. And it’s coming fast.
With open data, governments shouldn’t be transparent for transparency’s sake, but to grow the trust of the citizens in their leadership.
The repeal of net neutrality rules was officially and completely rolled back on June 11, 2018. What’s next? How can cities protect themselves?
Prioritizing attracting talent over growing it locally is like running on a treadmill hoping you’ll win the marathon. Instead, government officials and community leaders should prioritize accessible training opportunities for individuals already living in the region.
Cities — like relationships — become great when a certain set of conditions are created in which people can flourish. If you establish an environment where people are empowered to launch innovative businesses, your city will become an innovation hub before you know it.
Six do’s and five don’ts if you want to get stuff done in government.