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Alicia is a 2012 Code for America Fellow. Back on the East coast, Alicia worked as Assistant Editor of Urban Omnibus, where she wrote and curated content showcasing the work of urban planners, citizens, designers and technologists on city systems. In recent past, Alicia has worked in community development with the City of Newark’s Division of Planning and Economic Development, Pratt Center for Community Development, Citizens Committee for New York City, and as a Research Fellow with the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development and SFMade. She has studied City and Regional Planning at the graduate level at the Pratt Institute and UC Berkeley, and holds a dual B.A. in Political Science and Ethics, Society and Law from the University of Toronto. Alicia has interest in post-industrial waterfronts, data visualization, community advocacy and the intersection of planning and technology.

Posts by Alicia

Better Data Makes Better Cities

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This is the third post in a short series in effort to recognize and celebrate the close of the 2013 Code for America Incubator. This new program was created to support Code for America Fellows as they work towards building …

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Future Civic Technology: A Talk with Jeff Maki

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Last month, OpenPlans and Living Cities published a brief but poignant field scan on the “State of Civic Technology” providing an overview on the industry Code for America and dozens other non-profits, startups and governments are growing. The report defines …

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To the Women of City Hall: Detroit

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It’s time to say thanks to the dedicated public servants that helped our Fellows navigate City Hall and champion our mission. And to the Cities that opened their doors, their minds, and their databases to the 2012 Fellows. In the …

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LocalData wins Knight News Challenge

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        We are happy to announce that the Code for America project LocalData was recently selected as one of six Knight News Challenge winners in the data round! Support from Knight Foundation will allow our team to …

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Text My Bus: Transit Info for Detroiters

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Last week, on the first day of the new school year in Detroit, the CfA Detroit team launched a new service with the Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) called TextMyBus. TextMyBus provides a simple text messaging service to relay real …

Authentic Engagement in the Civic Space

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Taking on the task of building apps to enhance a citizen’s ability to engage in the civic space is a complex undertaking. How do we successfully translate authentic civic engagement to the web? How do we move toward a common …

Apps for Heroes Event with Dr. Jill Biden: Liveblog

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Today we’re honored to host Dr. Jill Biden and US CTO Aneesh Chopra at Code for America to celebrate and honor the work done by industry and community partners to build tools to support veterans’ employment. The event will start …

Beta Interventions in City Government

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Before we parachute into City Halls across the country, our class of newly-minted 2012 CfA fellows had the opportunity to hear Eric Ries speak on lean startups, Tim O’Reilly on open government, and David Binetti on launching usa.gov. Some of …