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ATXfloods: a Year Later

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With just over a year having passed since the humble beginning of ATXfloods in Austin, Texas it’s a good time to check back in with the team in Austin and see how it’s been going. ATXfloods is an interactive map …

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San Francisco, a city that knows its faults

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Crossposted from: recovers.wordpress.com Low vacancy, numerous homeless people, elegant old buildings, shuttle buses to Silicon Valley… and warning, I’m going to talk about earthquakes. If it gets scary, stick with me: there’s good news at the end, ways to better …

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Why I’m Coding for Recovers

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My year as a Code for America Fellow was a whirlwind. Last January, inspiring thought leaders explained local government, startup processes, and the art of negotiation. In February we had 100+ meetings about problems in our city, and a boatload …

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Love letter to Austin

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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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Mapping Floods With Lightweight Technology

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Turn Around, Don’t Drown Low water crossings aren’t something we get a lot of here in San Francisco, but many Austinites are intimately familiar with them. Flash floods and sudden high-volume rain cause runoff and will quickly fill or overflow …

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Designing for Civic Action: Code for America at UX Week

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A path to civic action is often sparked by moments like these: Walking down a busy street only to realize your sidewalk is closed without providing a safe or convenient detour. Or encountering a government website that is only open …

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Staying Prepared With Prepared.ly

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Before I met with the Austin Fire Department this past February, I didn’t realize that city governments spend time and resources to teach citizens how to prepare for natural disasters and protect their homes. I also didn’t know that in …