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Technology

In support of basic service delivery as well as to keep residents connected to city government, our communities rely on the best technology resources available. Technology has the ability to provide real-time data and helps local government introduce improvements in service delivery. Furthermore, technology can help enhance democracy and government transparency. Open data, cyber security, and innovations such as driverless cars represent some of the issues that NLC works on in this field.

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  • CitiesSpeak

This is a guest post by Sheila Dugan, and the first in a series on how cities can improve digital literacy in their communities.

EveryoneOn worked with Best Buy, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and the DC Housing…
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This article originally appeared on Fast Company Co.Exist.

What does the future of the city look like? Will it be full of driverless cars ferrying us about and drones delivering beer and pizza?

Probably yes, and I can’t wait, but…

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Malcom Chapman of the Chapman Group will present, “Public Leadership in the Information Age,” at the Congressional City Conference on Sunday, March 9, 2014 in Washington D.C.

When my teenage son contacted me via…

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This article originally appeared on Data-Smart City Solutions.

"Leak the knowledge of the neighborhood into codified systems, like a backward Wikileak. Activate a citizenry."

— Saskia Sassen, MIT senseABLE City Engaging Data…

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In recent years, cities and local law enforcement departments have been under increasing pressure to provide the same level of services that they always have with fewer resources at their disposal. The challenge of ensuring community safety and…

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From the White House to Philadelphia to Tulsa, Oklahoma, governments all over the country are making concerted efforts to use technology to bring their transparency policies up to date.  An idea that is increasingly catching on is the sharing of…

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Stephen Goldsmith, the former mayor of Indianapolis and deputy mayor of New York City, has launched a new website, "Data-Smart City Solutions," in order to catalyze local government efforts to implement data, analytics, and civic engagement…

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The Center for Research and Innovation at the National League of Cities is working to better understand how technology and communications issues impact cities and how we can be a resource for members. As the demographics of cities are changing in…

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The demographics of cities are changing in ways that require faster information and quicker solutions to problems.  A younger, more mobile constituency base has a very different level of expectation from governments than previous generations. …

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  • CitiesSpeak

The National League of Cities’ Center for Research and Innovation has joined with Next American City to explore how cities are developing innovative models for tackling complex urban issues and strengthening their local economies.  NLC is…