'Informed Communities' gives cities a roadmap for open data engagement

by Colin Wood • 1 week ago

The Sunlight Foundation has released a new online resource that shows local governments how to share data and collaborate with their residents.

Award program seeking community-led transformation opens for second year

by Colin Wood • 1 month ago

Cities of Service has announced its "Engaged Cities Award" program is coming back in 2019.

Technology vendors want better communication from state government

by Colin Wood • 2 months ago

State IT procurement has long been frustrating for both sides, but industry associations are trying to smooth things over.

Homelessness workshop fuels upcoming technology projects in LA County

by Colin Wood • 2 months ago

The county is taking a collaborative, community-based approach to understanding its biggest pain points as it attempts to eliminate homelessness.

Seattle pumps $400K into digital literacy through annual grant program

by Colin Wood • 4 months ago

This year's Technology Matching Fund recipients are fewer, but will receive more funding.

Code For America launches sixth annual 'National Day of Civic Hacking'

by Ryan Johnston • 4 months ago

Local tech alliances are hosting 40 hackathons, design camps and other events across 22 states on Saturday.

Despite public opposition, Bay Area Rapid Transit board moves forward on $20 million surveillance upgrades

by Colin Wood • 4 months ago

San Francisco area locals who showed up to a public meeting said they were "outraged" and "disgusted" at 12 proposals for new security upgrades on their train system.

Seattle's 'Innovation Advisory Council' to commit corporate technology to homelessness, transportation issues

by Ryan Johnston • 4 months ago

Officials from companies including Amazon, Zillow, Microsoft, Expedia and Tableau say they will share their technology to help solve local issues.

What Works Cities touts $42 million investment; Bloomberg cites states, cities as antidote to 'alternative facts'

by Colin Wood • 7 months ago

New funding for the initiative offers both financial and symbolic backing for data-driven decision-making in government.

How West Sacramento plans to become the smartest small city in America

by Colin Wood • 7 months ago

New technologies play a central role in longtime Mayor Christopher Cabaldon's vision for making his city the best place to raise a family or find talented workers.

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