Technology

Technology
Key tools include financial services for the “unbanked”, easy-to-access Internet-based business-license applications and more.
David Hatch August 1, 2017
How a popular video game became an urban planning tool.
Carlin Carr July 28, 2017
How several U.S. cities built their urban innovation ecosystems
Peter Engelke and Robert A. Manning July 7, 2017
CityTaps aims to overcome the forces that drive water utilities away from serving poor customers in developing cities.
Flavie Halais June 6, 2017
Pool of 1,000 proposals sought to tackle issues around sustainable infrastructure, services delivery and inequality.
David Hatch April 25, 2017
New lessons in open government from Paris.
Tatiana de Feraudy April 3, 2017
BudgIT’s online tool tracks the implementation of government infrastructure and service provision projects at the sub-national level.
Brendon Bosworth February 22, 2017
Recommendations for successful technology projects from the Uraia Platform.
David Hatch February 15, 2017

The social network for internal office communication is expected to cut down on email among government employees, GovInsider says. 

November 11, 2016
Part of the bargain is providing good customer service.
Amy Fallon September 23, 2016

New apps include a program that aids in visualizing what new urban development will look like, Devex reports.

September 23, 2016
The New Urban Agenda is an opportunity to bridge the gap between urbanists and technologists, radically improving the lives of people in cities worldwide.
Rohit T. Aggarwala August 15, 2016

The software designed by Amnesty International Brazil features crowd-sourced data on shootouts, location, injuries and fatalities, PRI reports. 

July 18, 2016

Jakarta is harnessing app technology for “predictive government” while Bandung hopes that a new app will ease crowds in tax offices, GovInsider reports. 

May 27, 2016
This role must be recognized at Habitat III and formalized in the New Urban Agenda.
Charles Ebikeme April 4, 2016
The world’s most dangerous active volcano sits close to Ecuador’s capital.
Gregory Scruggs February 19, 2016
When disaster struck, social media and a Google spreadsheet became essential tools for organizing community help.
Patralekha Chatterjee January 21, 2016
Smartphone apps and 3D maps are a help for the visually impaired, but technology is not always the answer.
Grace Chua January 14, 2016

Mayor Berry is credited with using online dashboards and mobile apps to promote transparency and citizen engagement, the Huffington Post reports. 

January 11, 2016
What began as a website where women could report incidents of sexual violence is now reaching for a deeper social impact.
Carlin Carr December 17, 2015
Subscribe to Technology