Gov 2.0

Seeking to maximize the power of the Internet to expand public outreach efforts, a plethora of engagement platforms have proliferated in recent years. Government Technology looks at five of the most promising new models of civic engagement.
Jul 2, 2013   Government Technology
Jennifer Pahlka, the founder and executive director of civic tech leader Code for America, has announced she's taking a year-long sabbatical to join the staff of the Office of Science and Technology Policy at the White House.
May 31, 2013   Next City
During the winter in Boston, school buses inevitably end up getting stuck in the snow. When that happens, the City wants to tell parents not only that students will be delayed by inclement weather but also how late their children will be. Opinion
Dec 7, 2012   By Peter Carter
A new web-based software, described as a "Google Analytics for local governments," allows smaller cities to get involved in the Gov 2.0 revolution, reports Ariel Schwartz.
Nov 15, 2012   Fast Company Co.Exist
Self-described "civic hacking veteran" Mark Headd has joined Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter's administration as the city's first "chief data officer," with the mission of "improving public access to information the city collects."
Sep 9, 2012   The Philadelphia Inquirer
Ariel Schwartz writes that California is poised to make a significant leap into Gov 2.0, with Apps for reporting graffiti and potholes, crowdsourcing solutions to local issues, and more.
Oct 20, 2011   Fast Company
Gov 2.0 is on the rise, and an increasing amount of cities and groups are getting behind efforts to improve the way cities function by better processing their data.
Dec 23, 2010   Fast Company