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by Kathryn Pettit & Christopher Whitaker on Nov 1, 2016

The Civic Tech and Data Collaborative: Who We Are 

Meet the organizations and cities that make up the Civic Tech and Data Collaborative.

Blog Post Kathryn Pettit & Christopher Whitaker on Nov 1, 2016

The Civic Tech and Data Collaborative: Who We Are 

Meet the organizations and cities that make up the Civic Tech and Data Collaborative.

Blog Post Alex Torpey on Aug 30, 2016

Employing Youth: Building a Summer Jobs Program with Young People 

A civic technology partnership in Boston is transforming the way young people find summer employment.

Blog Post Christopher Whitaker on Jun 6, 2016

Tech is Hard, Governing is Harder. Lend a Hand. 

Learn how civic hackathons are leading to breakthrough innovations.

Resource on Nov 26, 2012

Field Scan of Civic Technology 

We interviewed 25 people with expertise in cities, issues facing low income people, and technology in June and July of 2012. This field scan presents our synthesis - and a snapshot of the civic tech field.

Blog Post Nadia Owusu on Mar 2, 2016

Living Cities’ Civic Tech Journey: An Open-Sourcing Social Change Case Study 

We set out to learn about civic technology, unsure of where our learning questions would lead us. Our open-sourced approach offered us endless opportunities to deepen our knowledge and expand our imp…

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Feb 4, 2016

#BensTake: Technology as an Accelerant for Change in 2016  

Our newest blog series delves into four, unique accelerants that put U.S. cities on the verge of something "very special" in 2016. In this post: the ubiquity and power of technology.

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Summit on Government Performance & Innovation 

Blog Post Alyssa Campbell on Nov 19, 2015

Four Lessons on Relationships, Trust and Shared Learning in Cohorts  

How can multi-site cohorts build relationships and trust, and facilitate shared learning? One intern shares four lessons from Living Cities seven year history of working with cohorts across cities an…

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Nov 17, 2015

#BensTake: Three Things We Could Do to Bring Technology to Bear on Inequality  

To truly leverage the potential of technology to achieve dramatically better results for low-income people, Philanthropy must drive solutions in more intentional ways.

Blog Post Elizabeth Vargas on Sep 28, 2015

World Leaders Agree on Sustainable Development Goals: And other #GoodReads from… 

This week's round-up of reading recommendations highlights steps being taken improve the lives of low-income people -- from Pope Francis' call to address poverty and inequality, to efforts to accompl…

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Civic Technology 

Using digital technologies and social media to improve service provision, civic engagement, and data analysis.

Blog Post Catherine Bracy & Sarah Rosen Wartell on Jun 10, 2015

Introducing the Civic Tech and Data Collaborative 

A new effort to harness the transformative power of data technology to improve the lives of low-income people.

Blog Post Steve Goldsmith on May 12, 2015

Why Benchmarking Matters for Open Data 

Cities who are serious about the move toward open data are learning how to benchmark themselves against others.

Blog Post Elizabeth Vargas on Mar 20, 2015

Assessing Civic Tech: And Other #GoodReads from Living Cities Staff  

A weekly round-up of articles and information recommended by Living Cities staff that you won't want to miss!

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Steve Goldsmith 

Stephen Goldsmith is the Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government and the Director of the Innovations in Government Program at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Blog Post Zac Townsend on Dec 4, 2012

Fairness in Civic Technology and City Services 

Any civic hacker or technologist should consider working with me and others to begin to directly address and improve city services.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Feb 28, 2012

The Disruptive Power of Civic Tech 

The promise of civic tech lies in its potential to harness the disruptive power of the Internet and accelerate the pace of innovation.