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Book Club: Digital Transformation at Scale

/ Blog
Private sector innovations in information technologies are transforming virtually every industry, and the rate of change seems to be accelerating ...

Mayor Bill De Blasio Failed To Equip New York For Coronavirus Crisis.

Seth Baron at City Journal explains how DiBlasio and NYC agencies focused so much of their efforts on climate change related ...

That MIT Study About the Subway Causing COVID Spread is Crap

An MIT Study claiming that NYC's subway system is a major reason why the city has become the global epicenter ...

Madrid with shock plan to face the social challenges caused by Covid-19

/ COVID-19, Global, Madrid
Disasters often generate tremendous pressure to reform bureaucracies because inefficiencies which are easily hidden and tolerated during the normal course ...

‘This Is A Big Deal’: New York Hails Ventilator Deliveries From China And Oregon : Coronavirus Live Updates : NPR

/ China, Devolution, NYMETA
New York State will be receiving 1,000 ventilators from the Chinese government on Saturday after the US federal government has ...

Cuomo on possible NY quarantine: ‘I don’t think it’s legal’

/ NYMETA, Politics
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo goes on CNN to give his opinion of Trump's idea to quaratine the New York ...

Your Neighborhood Might Be a Coronavirus Hot Spot, but New York City Refuses to Release the Data

Intrepid ProPublica muckracker Justin Elliott examines the lack of data New York City is releasing about Coronavirus cases. His main ...

MIT E-VENT | Emergency ventilator design toolbox

This MIT project is developing open source plans for a ventilator in response to the Coronavirus panedemic. A lack of ...

Feeling Powerless About Coronavirus? Join a Mutual-Aid Network

New York Times opinion writer Charlie Warzel profiles a mutual aid group in Massachusetts organized in response to the Coronavirus ...

Civic Technology Can Help Stop a Pandemic

Tech philosopher Jaron Lanier explains in Foreign Affairs how the small and young but mighty democratic nation of Taiwan utilized ...

New 'Affordability Index' Shows How Far Money Goes in New York City

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer recently released a new digital "Affordability Index" to track the rising cost of housing, ...

Seattle’s Compassionate Response to Fare Evasion

  Transit agencies often treat fare evasion with arrests and prosecution, but Seattle’s King County Metro is going with compassion ...

Rethinking the Smart City

By Evgeny Morozov and Francesca Bria. Following the celebration of the “creative city” (as described by Richard Florida), the “smart ...

Seattle Flirts with ‘Municipal Socialism’ – POLITICO Magazine

SEATTLE—On an overcast morning in early April, three members of the Seattle City Council arrived to find their cavernous, titanium- ...

Civic Tech Weekly Jul 3: In Kosovo, Open Data Is a Tool to Deepen Democracy

This week: Open Daka Kosovo showcases its many apps that improve democracy; A coder puts ICE on notice; and the ...

The New Localism: Jeremy Nowak on How Cities Can Thrive in the Age of Populism | PennIUR

/ Devolution, localism
Bruce Katz, Centennial Scholar at the Brookings Institution, and Jeremy Nowak, Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Drexel University's Lindy Institute for ...

Berkeley is Turning to the Blockchain for City Funding

/ Blockchain, Devolution
In an effort to reduce their reliance on federal and state funding, the City of Berkeley is turning to a ...

Intensified cooperation crucial to respond to water local crisis around the world

/ Paradiplomacy, Resource Commons
The 8th edition World Water Forum, the world largest event on water in the world, is taking place in Brasilia ...

Government isn’t working — so mayors say hire them – POLITICO

/ mayors, News
Mayors across the country are counting on voters to act on their frustration with Washington and state capitals — by ...

Nations are no longer driving globalization—cities are — Quartz

/ Paradiplomacy
Urbanization has already declared itself the mega-trend of the 21st century, with half the world’s population now living in cities ...

Blue Cities Want to Make Their Own Rules. Red States Won’t Let Them. – NYTimes.com

/ Devolution, trump
States have banned local ordinances on minimum wage increases, paid sick days and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. They’ve ...

Singaporean Dollar Tokenized Through Ethereum’s Blockchain by the Monetary Authority of Singapore

The future is here. So say a report by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), which in collaboration with a ...

Paris Is a Binding Agreement: Here’s Why that Matters | Just Security

A growing chorus of U.S. business leaders, state and local government officials, civil society groups, and foreign partners have condemned ...

Texas Bill Overrides Local Ride-Hailing Regulation

HB 100, signed Monday, creates a “statewide regulatory framework for ride-hailing companies,” the Texas Tribune reports. House Bill 100 undoes ...

Federal systems don’t preclude national urban policies | Citiscope

/ Devolution, News
Both in the lead-up to and following on the heels of October’s Habitat III conference on sustainable cities, there has ...