Civic leaders, organizations, funders and citizens increasingly recognize the power of technology to connect people, improve cities and make government more effective. A new report from Knight Foundation offers a first-of-its-kind analysis of the emerging civic tech landscape, including investments being made in this growing field and the organizations behind them.
The “Open Source City” book, by Jason Hibbets, showcases the open source culture, government policies, and economic development happening in Raleigh and acts as a guide for other cities to pursue their open source city brand. It presents how the open source characteristics of collaboration, transparency, and participation are shaping the open government and open data movements.
This Navigant Research Leaderboard Report offers an evaluation of leading players with the capacity to provide leadership on large-scale smart city projects spanning multiple operational and service areas. The report evaluates 15 leading smart city suppliers positioning themselves to become global leaders in the market.
The Governance Lab launches the GovLab Academy v. 1.0 – a community and platform for learning and teaching governance innovations.
The Open Data assesses the state of open data around the world, based on peer-reviewed submissions by a global community of open data advocates and experts.
Beyond Transparency: Open Data and the Future of Civic Innovation is a new book about open civic data, edited by Brett Goldstein (Former Chief Data Officer of the City of Chicago) with Code for America. Beyond Transparency features essays from more than twenty of the world’s leading experts in a first-of-its-kind anthology about how open data is changing the face of our public institutions.
Cities around the globe are confronted with growing populations, aging infrastructure, reduced budgets, and the challenge of doing more with less. IBM has developed a software portfolio, based on open cloud computing standards, that helps transform city operations to become more efficient.