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880 Cities guide to urban placemaking

We're a non-profit organization bringing citizens together to enhance mobility & public spaces so we can create vibrant, healthy, & equitable communities.

City of Seattle Privacy Principles

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 […]

Civic Tech Data Collaborative

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.

Civic Tech Patterns

common patterns and anti-patterns for civic tech and civic apps - codeforamerica/civic-tech-patterns

Community Approach to Research Partnerships @ Emerson

The Community Approach to Research Partnerships (CARP) aims to collaboratively establish academic and community partners...

Design for America

Design for America is an idea incubator, a motivated community, and a way of approaching complicated challenges. DFA shapes the next generation of social innovators.

Eight Principles of Open Data

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

Implementing Innovation

​Implementing Innovation: A User’s Manual for Open Government Programs is a hands-on resource that provides practical advice and guidance for government changemakers as they navigate the specific challenges of implementing innovative programs in the public sector.

NYC Digital Playbook

Join us as we transform the digital experience for all New Yorkers and create a more equitable city.

OECD Digital Government Toolkit

This toolkit is designed to help you implement the OECD Recommendation on Digital Government Strategies.

People’s Roadmap for a Digital New York City

BetaNYC is building a connected New York City by the people, for the people, for 21st Century. We are NYC's civic technology and open government vanguard. Since 2009, we have worked with elected officials to engage NYC's technology community. We have helped pass transformative open government legislation, and have supported NYC's civic oriented startups. This is a roadmap oulining what we want to see from New York City's adminstrations.

Procurement Playbook

In this Playbook, we explore the evolution of the procurement function’s missions, from its original cost reduction role to risk management and to contribution to growth as a strategic partner.

The ODI’s Open Standards for Data Guidebook

Open standards for data are reusable agreements that make it easier for people and organisations to publish, access, share and use better quality data. This guidebook helps people and organisations create, develop and adopt open standards for data.

The Open Data Handbook

Guides, case studies and resources for government & civil society on the "what, why & how" of open data.

US Web Design Standards

Design and build fast, accessible, mobile-friendly government websites backed by user research.

WEF National Digital Governance Playbook

The “Digital Policy Playbook 2017” is designed to help leaders understand the complex dynamics and difficult decisions they will face in managing their transition into the digital domain. With real-world insights on the implications of digitalization, the aim is to strengthen their confidence as they create new opportunities for all while lowering shared risks. By providing a richer understanding of the factors shaping our future, combined with pragmatic tools to drive the outcomes desired, this new playbook will serve to support the core mission of the World Economic Forum: improving the state of the world.