local government

Can governments crowdsource their brand?

Can governments crowdsource their brand?
A recent poll asked about brand practices for cities and city governments . While the results are still coming in, it's clear that citizens want to...Read more

Should your local government conduct an annual brand survey?

Can governments crowdsource their brand?
A recent poll asked about brand practices for cities and city governments . While the results are still coming in, it's clear that citizens want to be included in this process. Having an open, well-documented process is critical to achieving consensus. But what about the power of crowdsourcing? Should local governments leverage the power of their citizens and tap into public perception of their city?Read more

Code for America opens 2013 application period

Code for America opens 2013 application period
Does your city need to solve a big civic problem? Cities across the United States can now submit their Code for America applications for 2013. Boston...Read more

A case study: Why open data is cool

A case study for municipal open data. The heat is scorching! Residents across Ontario, Quebec and parts of the US are trying to stay cool. Many seek...Read more

Planning ahead for a new breed of "public" spaces

Think about a public space. Maybe it’s a park, or a public library, but some physical space owned by government. We have different expectations about...Read more
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