Civic Engagement

November 08, 2018

In an unprecedented civic initiative by the Mayor of Los Angeles, the city will join with the Annenberg Foundation and LA tech leaders to advance community engagement and increase diversity among employees across L.A.’s growing tech industry.

san leandro fiber

Credit: City of San Leandro, CA

October 11, 2018

Bay Area city greenlights broadband expansion, and reinforces resilience efforts with public events to educate and engage residents.

October 11, 2018

As public-private collaboration becomes increasingly popular in the U.S., Johnson Controls is positioning itself as an ideal partner.

knight foundation autonomous vehicles

Credit: Knight Foundation

October 09, 2018

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has announced a five-year, $5.25 milion dollar initiative aimed at bringing residents to the center of self-driving vehicle pilot projects happening in five U.S. cities.

san antonio 311

Credit: Cityflag and City of San Antonio.

October 05, 2018

Smart city leaders and start-up collaborators in San Antonio, TX are pleased with early success of a new resident-friendly initiative to address local issues. Cityflag, a San Antonio-based tech start-up, released its 311SA app in August, and is reporting a 90 percent resolution rate.

NYC Rezoning Commitments Tracker
July 12, 2018

At the intersection of civic engagement and technology, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his Administration recently launched a NYC Rezoning Commitments Tracker.

public transit access

Courtesy of the Seattle Municipal Archives.

July 10, 2018

Recent news and events in the public transit space exhibit the power of advocacy in expanding access.

Smart City Hub unveiled in Coral Gables, Florida connects people to information
June 05, 2018

One of the nation’s first fully-planned communities, Coral Gables, Florida is making news by making good on its founders’ mission.

smart cities new york takeaways
May 14, 2018

For Smart Cities to flourish, the people who actually live in them must be empowered and enabled.

November 21, 2017

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has approved changes to the way Columbus, OH will spend its $40 million grant prize from the DOT's 2016 Smart City Challenge, according to Columbus Business First.

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