Civic Engagement

Civic Engagement
How a popular video game became an urban planning tool.
Carlin Carr July 28, 2017
Report lays out guidelines just as data has moved to top of international agenda.
David Hatch January 24, 2017

Improved civic engagement and political prospects are among the upsides, though challenges can include staffing demands, Public Agenda says.

December 16, 2016
There are several channels, including an online platform meant to gather public comment on the current draft of the New Urban Agenda.
July 5, 2016
A new city policy has become a model across Italy. It encourages citizens to volunteer their time and talents while governing their use of public assets.
Simone d'Antonio December 23, 2015

Brazil’s business and financial hub has launched the world’s largest retraining program for municipal employees, Governing reports. 

December 23, 2015

Mayor Pawel Adamowicz blogs for the Huffington Post that he chose to disclose all municipal spending online to strengthen transparency.

December 1, 2015
A city in recovery helps young people who 'want to get on and do stuff' navigate the red tape.
Christopher Swope November 25, 2015
With Israel home to a red-hot tech scene, digital options for public engagement dominated most — but not all — of the Tel Aviv-hosted thematic meeting.
Gregory Scruggs September 11, 2015
Online platform will be open through next week. This week, the city hosted the first Habitat III ‘thematic meeting’ on the issue.
Gregory Scruggs September 10, 2015
Coming months will see six more thematic meetings and four regional meetings, each of which will offer input to the New Urban Agenda.
Gregory Scruggs September 9, 2015
Inside a dramatic consolidation of local government.
Simone d'Antonio June 18, 2015

Albany, Oregon, is the first municipality to test Goodsnitch, a smartphone app that is boosting morale among the city’s workforce, Governing reports. 

May 14, 2015

Both cities launched forms of participatory budgeting that give everyday citizens a bigger say in municipal spending, FutureGov Asia reports. 

May 13, 2015

The giant ear that records citizen complaints and the enormous rubber duck bobbing in Seoul’s harbor are signs of Mayor Park Won-soon’s unique style, CityMetric reports. 

October 23, 2014
A combination of technology, austerity and social transformation makes trust an increasingly important factor in city life.
Christopher Swope October 3, 2014
An app heavily used in Amsterdam makes it easy for neighbors to borrow power drills, ladders and other stuff from each other — and also aspires to build community.
Letty Reimerink September 4, 2014
A city with too few parks for too many people is leaning on civic activism to improve its green space.
Nabila Rahhal August 27, 2014
The planning and partnerships building now may be what will save this low-income neighborhood when disaster strikes.
Justin Gerdes May 7, 2014
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