Online Tools

Blog post
March 14, 2016, 6am PDT

Introducing the Fiasco Files—a lighthearted look at those times when things went sideways in community engagement. This Fiasco File tells the story of an angry and vocal minority group and the havoc the raised at a public meeting.

Dave Biggs
October 11, 2013, 5am PDT
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.
Governing
August 18, 2010, 11am PDT
The city of Lincoln, Nebraska, is asking locals to submit and vote on ideas to integrate into its new master plan, hoping to get citizens more involved in the process and test out unconventional ideas.
Lincoln Journal Star
August 18, 2010, 8am PDT
<em>Streetfilms</em> offers this video about how opening up transit agency data can greatly improve urban public transit systems for riders at little or no cost to the agencies.
Streetfilms
August 17, 2010, 9am PDT
A new online tool shows people how accessible their homes, neighborhoods, and businesses are to public transit.
USA Today
May 22, 2010, 1pm PDT
<em>Next American City</em>'s Christian Madera reports on a series of seminars looking at how the growing open data movement is helping to offer cities solutions to some of their operational problems.
Next American City