Civic technology – the use of digital technologies and social media for service provision, civic engagement, and data analysis – has the potential to transform cities and the lives of their low income residents. Under commission from Living Cities, OpenPlans interviewed 25 people with expertise in cities, issues facing low income people, and technology.
WordPress.com, the hosted solution of the world’s most popular open source CMS, launched WordPress.com/cities as the go-to place for starting a site for a city or other municipal body.
The 2011 edition of the Web 2.0 Map showcases the incumbents and upstarts in our network economy, gathered around various territories that represent the Web 2.0’s Points of Control. This year the creators have introduced “The Data Layer”, where for the top companies in the industry they have built “cities of data” which illustrate the relative strengths of each company in eight key segments.