Where do you start when you decide to become a smart city? For Austin, one of the first steps is going paperless.
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A smart city needs a government that keeps pace with technology advances. This article identifies 3 steps you can take to become a smarter city!
Having an effective social media strategy not only means having clear goals for the content you share, but also a plan to assess whether or not that content is getting you the results you desire.
Even if a connection between Pokémon Go and your organization’s work seems tenuous or non-existent, you can’t ignore how the game is captivating many people in your local community.
Cities taking the first steps to turn great civic innovation ideas into reality during the 2016 #HackForChange.
Why do governments at all levels make it so difficult for those affected by policy decisions to affect those decisions?
On June 6, 2015 thousands of people from 106 communities took part in the National Day of Civic Hacking. Organized by Code for America, the annual event helps people come together and collaborate to make their communities stronger. The locally organized events welcome more than just those who crunch code. Around the country, organizers engaged people of all backgrounds, including tech experts, government employees, students, entrepreneurs,… Read more »
Whenever I think of county government, an annoying ear-worm of a song pops into my head. Backed by a twangy hoedown tune at odds with the county’s New York suburban character, the TV commercial for the Westchester County Fair sang promises of “Rides and attractions! Non-stop action! Shows! Animals! Fireworks, too!” Hokey summertime county fairs were my first… Read more »
It’s been a wild ride on Game of Thrones. When season 5 premiers on April 12, 2015, fans will anxiously watch leaders rise and fall, armies gather in force, and characters—some beloved, some despised—face untimely demise in a relentless battle between noble houses for the kingdom’s throne. You might be surprised at all you can learn about building social influence… Read more »
Next-gen air sensors can provide a network of affordable, portable devices that relay data in real time. But the science and application of these sensors needs an equivalent human network. We’ve found that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a played a significant role in convening the community. A wide-ranging collaboration resulted in a park… Read more »