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Inaugurate a new way forward for government-citizen engagement

Today, in his second inaugural address, President Barack Obama said, “We understand that outworn programs are inadequate to the needs of our time. We must harness new ideas and technology to remake our government, revamp our tax code, reform our … Continue reading

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Filling the Cracks in a Shrinking Public Sector

The wave of fiscal austerity that has swept across Europe and the United States in the last several years has created a challenging environment for local leaders – tax revenues are shriking, national stimulus funds are a distant memory, layoffs … Continue reading

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Smart Cities: Crucibles of Citizen-Government Co-creation

“What if mayors ruled the world?” asked political scientist Ben Barber in a recent Long Now talk in San Francisco. All over the world, local governments have stepped to (or been pushed to) the forefront of innovation in government and the delivery of … Continue reading

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Play the game. Re-imagine How Government Works!

Pre-register today: gameplay begins on January 22 at 12pm PST! connected-citizens.org What if we could re-program government together? What bugs would you fix? What would be the killer app? How would you combine citizen and government data to improve services … Continue reading

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