Social Media

Communities have a growing number of technological resources available to face the challenges posed by a growing population and a resource constrained world. Exclusive
May 20, 2014  By Tom Spengler
Meet Nextdoor, the social network based on proximity, inspired by the conclusion of Robert Putnam’s Bowling Alone that neighborhood social networks make crime go down and test scores go up.
Apr 5, 2014   Next City
Marta Bausells and the readers of Guardian Cities collaborated to create a list of top Instagram photographers from around the world.
Apr 4, 2014   Guardian Cities
Architecture Critic Alexandra Lange, in her first op-ed for Dezeen, calls on architects to make better use of social media than just as a tool for shameless self-promotion.
Jan 9, 2014   Dezeen
Parking lots across the U.S. are designed to accommodate the crowds of cars participating in the busiest shopping day of the year. By asking his readers to capture images of underutilized lots last Friday, Chuck Marohn set out to expose the fallacy.
Dec 2, 2013   Strong Towns
The social media company Pinterest has a new home, in a converted 45,000-square-foot warehouse in San Francisco.
Nov 17, 2013   Dezeen
Driven by an explosion of online tools, cities across the country are looking beyond the traditional public hearing to rethink how to increase citizen involvement in decision-making and reshape the relationship between citizens and government.
Oct 11, 2013   Governing
A new report from the U.S. PIRG Education Fund looks at how innovations in technology and social networking are changing the country's transportation landscape, and contributing to the decline in driving.
Oct 2, 2013   The Atlantic Cities
Looking to leverage cheap and easy social media tools to meet your citizen engagement mandate? Read. This. Now.
Aug 7, 2013   PlaceShakers
A new study from the Pew Research Center looks at the way digital technology is changing civic engagement. Nick Judd digs into the results and pulls out four intriguing trends.
May 9, 2013   Tech President
As they move into positions of leadership in their communities and in the public sector, a generation once labelled as "slackers" is helping to change the relationship between governments and their citizens, reports Rob Gurwitt.
May 5, 2013   Governing