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18F builds effective, user-centric digital services focused on the interaction between government and the people and businesses it serves.

Abierto al publico

In "Abierto al Público" we explore the use of open knowledge through data, code and other media.

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Discover the most innovative ideas and solutions in government everywhere. Connect with the people behind them.

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Barcelona Metropolis Dossiers

The new Barcelona Metròpolis wants to be a tool for promoting and stimulating citizen debate on the big questions affecting our future.

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Citizen Engagement Journal

Citizen Engagement tools and services for city governments


Through original reporting, sharp analysis, and visual storytelling, CityLab informs and inspires the people who are creating the cities of the future—and those who want to live there.

Civic Discourse

Civic Discourse is a platform that encourages conversation and discourse around policy issues that affect our communities and our nation.

Civic Quarterly

Civic Quarterly is a publication about transforming government with digital tools & design thinking.

Civic Tech Innovation Network

Making technologies work for governance, accountability, and civic participation

Civic Tech Innovation Network’s Medium

The Civic Tech Innovation Network newsletter and online magazine is produced by the journalism and media lab, university of the witwatersrand, johannesburg

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Civic Wave



Quand la technologie change la politique, les institutions et leur relation aux citoyens #CivicTech #GovTech

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Comment les outils numériques renouvellent la démocratie locale

Face à l’essoufflement des partis politiques, la défiance vis-à-vis des élus et l’abstentionnisme des jeunes, les outils numériques apparaissent comme salvateurs.

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Using public engagement to improve the quality, effectiveness and legitimacy of the lawmaking process. This is a draft version 1.0 of the report (dated October 12, 2017 ) and will be updated in November.

El Soberano

El Soberano aparece entonces como una plataforma informativa que surge desde las organizaciones de la sociedad civil y de los movimientos sociales a efectos de informar directamente a los ciudadanos, sin censuras editoriales, sin aceptar presiones de ningún tipo.

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Over the past ten years, we’ve helped more than a hundred local and national authorities across four continents think differently about public services

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連結全球公民科技社群。|Connect global civic tech communities.

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Government Technology has IT news for state, local and city government. Find government events, videos and articles.


ICTworks™ is the premier community for international development professionals committed to utilizing new and emerging technologies to magnify the intent of communities to accelerate their social and economic development.

Living Cities

We take risks, catalyze fresh thinking and test new approaches in order to creatively disrupt the status quo.

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London Plus

Championing London’s civil society through insight, influence and powerful connections

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Methodical Snark

This is a blog about how the civic tech and accountability field measures its work and its impact.

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Missing Numbers

a blog on the data the government should collect, but doesn't

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Next City is a nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire social, economic and environmental change in cities through journalism and events around the world.

NPR Cities Project

More than half of the world now lives in urban areas. In the U.S., urban dwellers are the vast majority of the population. What does it mean to live in a city today? What are the challenges for cities going forward? NPR explores urban life in the 21st century.

People’s Press

People’s Press is a fictional community magazine exploring the use of digital social innovation in the year 2030

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The planning news website, featuring articles, op-eds, jobs, courses, and information for the planning, design, and development community.

Smart Cities Dive

Smart Cities Dive provides the latest news and trends on sustainable, connected and livable cities.

Strong Towns

Strong Towns is a non-profit organization working to support a model of development that allows America's cities, towns and neighborhoods to become financially strong and resilient.

The City Fix

WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities' online resource for the latest news and analysis on urban sustainability and development, from a global perspective.

The Global Americans

A modern take on the traditional think tank, Global Americans provides up-to-date research and analysis on key areas and issues affecting Latin America

The Interface

The Interface is a daily column about the intersection of social media and democracy.

The Markup

We are a new publication illuminating how powerful institutions are using technology in ways that impact people and society.

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The Nation: Cities Rising

As the gears of federal government have ground to a halt, a new energy has been rocking the foundations of our urban centers. From Atlanta to Seattle and points in between, cities have begun seizing the initiative, transforming themselves into laboratories for progressive innovation. Income inequality, affordable housing, climate change, sustainable development, public health, participatory government—cities are tackling them all, bringing new urgency to some of the most vital questions of the day. Welcome to the age of big city progressivism! Cities Rising is The Nation’s contribution to the conversation.

The Responsive City

The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance [Stephen Goldsmith, Susan Crawford] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Leveraging Big Data and 21st century technology to renew citiesand citizenship in America The Responsive City is a guide to civic engagement andgovernance in the digital age that will help leaders link importantbreakthroughs in technology and data analytics with age-old lessonsof small-group community input to create more agile

The Urbanist

The Urbanist serves to examine and influence urban policies by promoting and disseminating ideas, creating community, and improving the places we live.

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Open data and civic tech can serve the public good, but they need to be understood in relation to underlying issues in the city.