civic technology

Coronavirus kicks Code for America brigades into action across cities

by • 1 month ago

The civic tech group's local chapters have been developing apps and other tools to help people navigate through the economic hardships of the pandemic.

Federal agencies launch innovation challenge for local governments

by • 4 months ago

The National Science Foundation and departments of Homeland Security and Energy are backing the $9 million effort to develop resiliency solutions for local governments

Cities need specialists to keep pace with emerging tech, experts say

by • 7 months ago

Panelists at the Consumer Electronics Show suggested cities hire people — which they referred to as "lookers" — to manage civic-tech pilot projects.

Code for America announces latest group of Community Fellows

by • 1 year ago

Seventeen fellows spread across seven U.S. cities will work on projects that include housing-data portals, resource maps for formerly incarcerated people and a food-stamp app.

Three ways state and local governments can get people excited about data projects

by • 1 year ago

State and local government officials say that staying organized and leading with open arms are proven means of building mature data programs.

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

by • 2 years ago

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

San Antonio announces 7 challenges in civic tech residency program

by • 3 years ago

The city's Innovation Office says it hopes to cultivate local tech talent while improving the quality and efficacy of government services.