We spent two years building a digital community engagement tool to help practitioners close racial gaps. We share our lessons learned in a new report.
In San Antonio, diverse community members are coming together to realize their vision of a better quality of life for residents by increasing the transparency, quality and accessibility of community …
What do biological ecosystems have to do with promoting social change? In our work, using the metaphor of ecosystems has been a powerful tool for taking on complex and evolving problems.
Designing useful tech solutions requires working "with, not for" the community to solve problems. A civic tech and data collaborative in St. Louis reflects on how they engaged their end users—residen…
A community data intermediary in the Seattle area reflects on lessons learned in bridging between data, tech, and community-based organizations.
A longtime data intermediary in the Seattle area reflects on opportunities to partner with tech and leverage data for big-picture change.
Data and information can be harnessed to power social change.
Even if you have a wealth of public data, it can be a struggle to engage diverse stakeholders who could use that information to improve their community. Pittsburgh's Data Days are designed to tackle …
By partnering with universities to leverage data and technology, cities continue to emerge as bright spots of innovation. They're leading the way in tackling today's most intractable problems.
A civic tech collaborative from St. Louis has developed a solution to help non-violent traffic offenders trapped in the court system.
Meet the organizations and cities that make up the Civic Tech and Data Collaborative.
A civic technology partnership in Boston is transforming the way young people find summer employment.
The Louisville City Accelerator team reflects on a hackathon that created a low-cost wireless smoke detector.
Learn how civic hackathons are leading to breakthrough innovations.
Are you overwhelmed when trying to find tools and resources that best address your needs? The new #HereAndNow Toolbox, a searchable hub for practitioners, makes finding the right tool easy.
Cities are using new approaches and partnerships to maximize the impact of summer jobs programs.