September 1, 2016, 8am PDT
The continued improvement of digital technology should benefit evidence-based policy and decision-making. Welcome to a new era of planning simulations.
April 27, 2016, 7am PDT
Localities face differing requirements from state to state when it comes to using social media. Are you ready for live video?
March 11, 2016, 10am PST
The recently released U.S. States Open Data Census discovered that the overwhelming majority of states have a lot of work to do in opening their data to the public.
August 18, 2015, 12pm PDT
Designed by researchers at the University of Chicago, the Plenario platform gathers all available open data for a specific area. Then it presents the data in an easy-to-use format.
October 9, 2014, 2pm PDT
Looking for the best examples of municipal websites? Look no further.
July 2, 2013, 5am PDT
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.
April 9, 2013, 12pm PDT
How much of a role does your city play in controlling its digital representation? Colin Wood examines the efforts of Louisville's director of innovation to link the city's assets digitally and integrate them with the prevailing platforms.
December 13, 2012, 11am PST
Following Boston's visionary lead, this week Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter formally created the city's Office of New Urban Mechanics, "a civic innovation tool for urban transformation.”
August 3, 2012, 6am PDT
A new platform from the U.S. government serves as a central location for Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and Seattle to share their municipal data.
March 1, 2012, 6am PST
Brian Heaton reports on a new app being tested by the City of Boston that can automatically detect and map potholes, using your smartphone, as you drive on the city’s street.
November 18, 2010, 2pm PST
Government Technology and the Center for Digital Government announced the top-ranked municipalities from their 2010 Digital Cities Survey, which quantifies the impacts of cities' IT efforts.
March 12, 2010, 5am PST
The city of Miami is putting its 311 phone system and the civic problems it's used to report online, enabling residents and city officials to easily track local problems.
January 28, 2010, 12pm PST
In one North Carolina county, the land development process -- from permitting to building plan submission to inspection -- is now organized under one electronic, online system.
January 14, 2010, 10am PST
This article from <em>Government Technology</em> looks at the idea of municipal Wi-Fi Internet access and why it has struggled to take off.
September 10, 2009, 12pm PDT
As part of their Envision 2040 process, the City of San José is soliciting user input through a web-based wiki.
August 9, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>High technology and the Internet will have an increasingly broad impact on the way our cities and communities deal with transportation, traffic, and mobility, according to commentator John M. Eger.</p>
September 14, 2005, 12pm PDT
The group spearheading the Everglades restoration is seeking input from a variety of sources.
August 24, 2005, 2pm PDT
John M. Eger writes about how the Internet can help us rethink our cities.
May 21, 2005, 5am PDT
The USGS begins publishing maps that show the probability of earthquake shaking in the next 24 hours in California.
October 25, 2002, 11am PDT
The new web service offers citizens and contractors the ability to apply for and recieve multiple over-the-counter permits from multiple jurisdictions in a single transaction.