Civic Engagement

Courtesy: City of Syracuse, NY

February 01, 2019

STIR 2019 Startup Teams announced, commence 16-week residency to address wide range of challenges

Photo credit: CityFlag

January 23, 2019

The Smart 50 Awards review committee, Smart Cities Connect, US Ignite, and Smart Cities Connect Foundation have announced the 2018 Smart 50 Award Finalists. These municipal-scale projects exemplify innovation and concrete influence in their community or communities or implementation.

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January 21, 2019

A trio of startup leaders who work with cities across the globe has issued a timely and telling set of predictions for smart cities in the coming year.

January 04, 2019

The UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Action Michael R. Bloomberg joined St. Petersburg, Florida Mayor Rick Kriseman in the first days of 2019 to announce St. Petersburg as the twentieth winning city in Bloomberg’s American Cities Climate Challenge. St.

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.

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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.

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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.

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