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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.

Road & Traffic Management+1
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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.

Planning+2
WD

Washington, DC

United States

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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.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones)
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Communities invite residents into the budgeting process

Local governments are embracing participatory budgeting to drive more inclusive, transparent, and effective financial decisions.

Budgeting+2
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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.

Engagement+4
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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.

Parks and Recreation+2
DV

Darebin, VIC

Australia

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