Cities leverage new technology to find & fill potholes
Local governments are turning to tools like AI and machine learning to make pothole repair more efficient, more environmentally friendly, and most cost-effective.
DC finds partner to engage in more playful engagement
Josh Silver, from the DC Office of Planning and Dr. Benjamin Stokes Founder of the Playful City Lab at American University talk about their collaborative work to bring more playfulness into community engagement and share some examples of their work in action.
7 ways drones are piloting local government innovation
Cities and counties are turning to small unmanned aircraft to do everything from finding missing people to removing weeds and supporting those experiencing homelessness.
Communities invite residents into the budgeting process
Local governments are embracing participatory budgeting to drive more inclusive, transparent, and effective financial decisions.
U.S. Census: A tool for citizen engagement
Innovators Stephanie Reid, Executive Director Philly Counts 2020, Melissa Bird, Executive Director, District Census 2020 and Michael Baskin, an advisor to the Foundation for Civic Leadership, team up with Govlaunch to share strategies for effective census engagement and how this process may be the gateway to establishing robust citizen engagement overall.
Darebin, VIC fast-tracks tree canopy expansion
The city’s Rapid Canopy Project is set to plant 6,000 trees in just 15 months. Many of the plantings utilise nature strips or small parcels of public land.
6 tips for launching a successful innovation project
Aurora, IL’s former Chief Innovation Officer, Adrienne Holloway, Ph.D. shares advice on gaining stakeholder buy-in and setting yourself up for success with your next innovation project.
Cities turn to Minecraft to engage younger residents
Local governments are creating worlds in the popular video game to encourage residents to better understand their cities and make suggestions on how to improve them.
Citizen Engagement Part 6: Want a better civic experience?
Clay County, FL looks to Granicus for full suite citizen engagement from online services to communications
Clay County, FL
Cities get creative to stop “wipes in the pipes”
Local governments are finding creative ways to educate the public and change their behavior to prevent flushed wipes from damaging municipal water systems.
Citizen Engagement Part 5: Surveys and benchmarking them
Eden Prairie, MN relies on Polco's technology bolstered by National Research Center (NRC) survey science team resources for increased survey engagement and benchmarking.
Eden Prairie, MN
How to design accessible and inclusive events
Anthea Foyer, Culture Planner for the City of Mississauga shares the importance of accessibility from events to new technology deployment and how her own city is working to address this need to foster a more inclusive and collaborative municipality.
Citizen Engagement Part 4: accessible & inclusive engagement
Lancaster, PA partners with CitizenLab to boost inclusivity in engagement on city projects and more.
Citizen Engagement Part 3: Inclusive community dialogues
Portland, ME and the Calgary Board of Education share their experiences with Civil Space to engage their communities and stakeholders and how Civil Space's robust feature set and forward looking roadmap are enabling them to scale their engagement efforts.