Denver's pocketgov brings municipal government closer to residents, saves money and reduces wait times for those whose issues require a call to the municipality.
On May 1, join a Twitter Chat to explore ways to leverage data and technology as part of a #NewUrbanPractice geared toward getting dramatically better results for low-income people, faster.
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In 2014, we took a different approach to our annual report--asking other leaders at the cutting edge of social change efforts to share what they think are the most promising solutions that have the p…
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How millennials, as the most diverse generation in US history and the generation that came up in the internet age, are uniquely positioned to harness technology to work for social change.
Is philanthropy’s ascendant class of tech entrepreneurs a timely boon for the field? It’s complicated.
Urban-Technologist-in-Residence, Nigel Jacob, suggests that local governments use Lean (or Agile) methodologies to create services that their residents actually want to use.
Fast, reliable, and most importantly, affordable, broadband service and infrastructure is a critical platform for individual and community prosperity.
Five major themes from the 2015 Gigabit City Summit, which asked "How can gigabit connectivity drive regional economic development?"
A few examples of innovative ways that cities across the United States are striving to improve the lives of their residents.
We, as education leaders, from policymakers to entrepreneurs, are failing a striking number our nation’s students.
Here at Living Cities, we’re always busy keeping up with the social change field. On Fridays, our staff will share their favorite #goodreads from the past week:
Predictive policing-- the use of sophisticated data analytics to prevent criminal activity – is gaining traction in cities across the country.
This piece is cross posted from the Data-Smart City Solutions blog hosted by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School.
Albuquerque and Louisville are both committed to using an enhanced spirit of innovation to aid the whole community – with a special emphasis on those with the greatest need.
on Jul 3, 2014
Innovation Needed to Finally Win War on Poverty
The City Accelerator offers an opportunity for new thinking that could not come at a better time. Six cities – Albuquerque, Denver, Louisville, Nashville, Philadelphia and San Jose – have stepped up…