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


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

Citizen Engagement Journal

Citizen Engagement tools and services for city governments


City Bureau is a Chicago-based civic journalism lab that brings journalists and community members together in a collaborative spirit to produce equitable media coverage and encourage civic participation.


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 Wave



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

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.


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.


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

Living Cities

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

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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.


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 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


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