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Who Uses Civic Tech?

Who uses civic technology, and why should we care?

A new study from mySociety – a non-profit based in the UK that focuses on civic tech – helps us answer these questions and provides some invaluable information for the civic technology community, and for governments. 869 more words

Open Government

Rethinking Residency Requirements

Residency requirements for municipal employees are a contentious topic among local government officials, city employees, and taxpayers.

The idea that city employees will be more invested in their jobs and perform at a higher level if they live in the cities for which they work underpins most of the logic behind municipal residency requirements. 1,453 more words


Buck the system or work the system?

“Systems are broken because they exist to sustain themselves, and the people who run the system rely on the system to stay the same. Why should they change it?
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Open Government

Civic Tech: Days of Future Past

A new focus on the user

These days, in the world of civic technology, it’s all about the user.

Digital government service redesign, with an enhanced focus on a higher quality user experience, is being institutionalized in the federal governments of the… 3,533 more words

Open Government

Introducing the Procurement Advocate and Entrepreneur Office Hours

The City has long discussed ways to improve its contracting and procurement processes and broaden its vendor pool. These efforts were part of a national conversation on how to deploy technology and other updated approaches to improve the way government buys goods and services. 482 more words


Getting More Civic In Our Apps

Uber is not generally characterized as “civic technology” company. But the recent announcement their request API seems like a real game changer to me.

Today, the Uber API team is excited to announce the public release of our…

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Civic Hacking

Pursuing Change by Finding Balance

The recent crash of a quadcopter drone on the grounds of the White House has drawn attention to the absence of final rules from the FAA governing unmanned aircraft – rules that have now been in the works for years. 892 more words