The Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics was formed in 2010 as one of the first municipal innovation offices in the world. Our research and design projects tackle a range of topics — from civic engagement to city infrastructure to education. Our team comes from a diverse array of backgrounds and our work comes in many different flavors.
City Council unanimously approved a resolution on Monday to provide a framework for dealing with current and future technologies that impact privacy. This is a major step with the adoption of six privacy principles guiding the actions the City will take when collecting and using information from the public. The Council also established an August 2015 reporting deadline […]
The Civic Tech and Data Collaborative is a project of Living Cities, the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership, and Code for America that brought together local government officials, civic technologists, and local data intermediaries across seven communities.
The Community Approach to Research Partnerships (CARP) aims to collaboratively establish academic and community partners...
IIT Institute of Design (ID) is a graduate design school with a history of innovation. ID pioneered the development and dissemination of modern design from its founding in 1937 as the New Bauhaus in Chicago. Today, our graduate design school focuses on global challenges. We prepare designers to take on the worlds complex, fast-changing, and unpredictable problems such as competitiveness, digital media and learning, health and wellbeing, and social innovation.
A set of principles of open government data developed by advocates on On December 7-8, 2007. The meeting, held in Sebastopol, California, was designed to develop a more robust understanding of why open government data is essential to democracy
Residents, innovators, doers - your governments want your help! Please join
governments and institutions from across the Twin Cities at the University of
Minnesota on March 5th and 6th for Geo:Code 2.0 - a civic tech event to
co-create a better Twin Cities. Register, submit ideas, and learn more at
Use Digital Marketplace (previously CloudStore) to find digital specialists, cloud-based services and technology to build digital services for the public sector, eg cloud technology, IT health checks, technical architects, web designers
Georgia Berry, Communications Officer for GVEP International, reports back on the Partner workshops. Launching a new programme of activities in East Africa, GVEP International Team members were in Uganda and Kampala in March to meet with some GVEP
We are seeking social entrepreneurs who have bold ideas to solve some of the most pressing global challenges and are willing to translate their passion and beliefs into a tangible model to empower social change. Ready to change the world? Take the leap with the Halcyon Incubator! Click the link below to apply. After evaluating all applications, the Selection Committee will select finalists who will be asked to participate in virtual pitches for inclusion in the program. The final Fellows will be selected from that group.
The HANSHEP Health Enterprise Fund was created with support from the Rockefeller Foundation and is funded by USAID and DFID. It is implemented by the USAID-funded SHOPS project, and aims to uncover innovative and replicable solutions that address critical health priorities in sub-Saharan Africa.