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Photo: Code for America “Civic Hacking” is the awareness of a condition that is suboptimal in a neighborhood, community or place and the perception of one’s own ability to effect change on that...

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Here’s the list of recent posts (from the three-month period August through October 2014) that were most popular last month: Online Facilitation Unconference 2014 Knight News Challenge: Online...
Following the PB Conference in Oakland, CA last month (see here), the Participatory Budgeting Project recently released a new toolkit: “Organizing for Participatory Budgeting: How to start...
Official White House Photo by Pete Souza The White House has officially released the write version of the “We the People” application programming interface that now allows developers to...

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If you, like me, have wondered whether the innovation-as-buzzword trend is having much of an impact on government today, a new, very thorough and much-needed report from IBM Center for the Business...

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I was invited by James Cattell the other day to accompany him to a meeting to talk about what the best community software platforms are. I think we rather disappointed the people we talked to, in...

DavePress

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of CityCamp, we’re encouraging cities across the world to celebrate CityCamp Day on January 10, 2015. For those unfamiliar with the concept, CityCamp is an...

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Much like “green” has done for the sustainability movement, the term “smart cities” has brought as much skepticism as enthusiasm for an ambiguous, over-marketed term used to describe the end product...

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Homeland Open Security Technology projects released a report on the challenges and opportunities of open source software within government along with...

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