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Government Transparency is Key to Valuable Community Partnerships

Government Transparency is Key to Valuable Community Partnerships

Cities are at the forefront of innovative new solutions to long-time issues like access to housing, transportation, or education. Innovation is a group effort, though, and requires collaboration. To solve problems in cities, governments need to act not only as service providers for essential city functions, but also as conveners who facilitate new partnerships and relationships among their civic tech…

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What Do Accessibility and Universal Design Have To Do With Open Data and Smart Cities?

What Do Accessibility and Universal Design Have To Do With Open Data and Smart Cities?

Accessibility Series Part 1: Universal Design Matters in Open Data /.article__meta Open Data, Accessibility and Universal Design and interrelated concepts that tie into a general culture of inclusiveness and “openness.” We know what Open Data is, that’s probably what brought you here. But what do accessibility and universal design have to do with Open Data? This post will guide you…

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10 Examples of How Open Data Helps Create Sustainable Smart Cities

10 Examples of How Open Data Helps Create Smart Cities

Open Data is an essential part when creating Smart Cities, but this may sound like an exaggerated statement without substantiation founded. The best in these cases is to answer the question, how can Open Data help Smart Cities? Here we list ten examples to demonstrate the importance of this relationship. We live in a world where more and more people…

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40 Brilliant Open Data Projects Preparing #SmartCities for 2018

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In our updated list, discover how local governments around the world are preparing smart cities for 2018 using open data! Source: 40 Brilliant Open Data Projects Preparing Smart Cities for 2018 — CARTO Blog

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A smart city is an open city | Open Data Institute

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Smart cities in focus: enabling individuals and communities to improve their lives. Demands on cities are increasing everywhere. We believe that the time of ‘smart cities’ being thought of in terms of infrastructure and technology has passed. Rather than asking “what systems should be built, using what technology, to create sustainable urban environments?”, we should be engaging directly with all…

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