Online Tools

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
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.
Aug 18, 2010   Lincoln Journal Star
<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.
Aug 18, 2010   Streetfilms
A new online tool shows people how accessible their homes, neighborhoods, and businesses are to public transit.
Aug 17, 2010   USA Today
<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.
May 22, 2010   Next American City