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How Indonesia's biggest megacity is making it easier for residents to make their wants and needs heard.
Patralekha Chatterjee October 12, 2017
Mirik Milan says that as cities look to copy the role he made famous, they should hire 'somebody that really knows nightlife'.
Gregory Scruggs May 1, 2017
Pool of 1,000 proposals sought to tackle issues around sustainable infrastructure, services delivery and inequality.
David Hatch April 25, 2017

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

November 11, 2016
An initiative is collecting data with a mobile app and visualizing it with balloons and a map.
Brendon Bosworth October 20, 2016

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

September 23, 2016

A mobile app will help Nairobi residents avoid dangerous areas and city leaders boost crime prevention, the Daily Nation reports. 

September 8, 2016

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

July 18, 2016
The ridesharing service is putting more money in the pockets of drivers and inspiring them to open what is often their first bank accounts.
Flavie Halais July 13, 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

Taxi drivers complain that people driving for upstart competitors are not licensed or required to pay state taxes, the New York Times reports. 

March 24, 2016

The site offers residents and municipal employees alike information on when road projects are happening, Governing reports. 

February 19, 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
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
The Urban Thinkers Campus in Sicily brings together more than 500 urbanists, city leaders and innovators.
Simone d'Antonio October 14, 2015

The Open Mobile Ticketing Alliance would rely on interoperable standards to simplify purchases of public-transit tickets across the globe, Cities Today reports. 

August 5, 2015

A competition open to Indonesia’s youths spawned apps that enhance public safety for women and girls as well as the sharing of pedestrian and bike lanes, New Cities Foundation says. 

July 27, 2015

A nonprofit aids humanitarian efforts by digitally mapping the location of hospitals and schools, according to the Rockefeller Foundation. 

June 24, 2015

Road sensors detect thuds and tweet complaints to city officials, Fast Company reports.  

June 15, 2015

Albany, Oregon, is the first municipality to test Goodsnitch, a smartphone app that is boosting morale among the city’s workforce, Governing reports. 

May 14, 2015
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