civic commons

Find civic engagement tools and their stories at Engagement Commons beta
With civic engagement becoming an increasingly critical component of successful governance in the 21st century, cities around the world are seeking to leverage technology as a tool for citizen participation, but civic leaders face real challenges finding, evaluating, and deploying the right... Read more
0 comments Posted 7 May 2012 by Lauren Dyson Feed
Open innovation--the passion behind the Civic Commons community
From the beginning, Civic Commons has been a dynamic community initiative.  What began in January 2010 as a simple wiki of open government policies and practices (originally called “OpenMuni”, domains for which were simultaneously and independently obtained by Code for America and OpenPlans),... Read more
0 comments Posted 22 Feb 2012 by Nick Grossman Feed
2012: Open innovation for government
As we turn the calendar to the new year, we'd like to take a moment to reflect on what we've done here at Civic Commons over the past year, what we've learned, and where we're planning on heading next. It's been a busy year for us. While the Civic Commons initiative began, slowly, as an informal... Read more
0 comments Posted 3 Feb 2012 by Nick Grossman Feed
Amid the last two decades' astounding advances in consumer and enterprise technologies, governments at the city and county level—ones that are responsible for delivering public services every day—have largely been standing on the sidelines. Civic Commons is a new non-profit initiative that’s... Read more
0 comments Posted 15 Aug 2011 by Abhi Nemani Feed
Today, we're excited to announce that our Civic Commons team, working with the White House and the Federal CIO, has made the cost-saving IT Dashboard, the technology behind IT.USAspending.gov, freely available for any government entity to use and customize. This development is the latest in a... Read more
1 comment Posted 31 Mar 2011 by Abhi Nemani Feed
Over the last couple years, many of us involved with open source in government have had discussions about what it means for citizen coders to become involved in state, local and federal efforts. There are all kinds of legal, ethical, and logistics questions that haven't been answered. Everyone... Read more
0 comments Posted 18 Oct 2010 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed