Austin

ATXfloods: a Year Later

Posted on by Emily Wright Moore in 2012 fellows, Austin, News

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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Love letter to Austin

Posted on by Emily Wright Moore in 2012 City, 2012 fellows, Austin, Commentary

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Itai??i??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

Posted on by Emily Wright Moore in Austin, Fellowship, Gov2.0, News

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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Austin Launches Innovation Office

Posted on by Joe Merante in 2012 fellows, Austin, News

As a testament to the hard work of the city and community, Austin City Council has approved room in the 2013 budget to form an Innovation Office that will continue to pursue open and new approaches to government. As Council …

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Staying Prepared With Prepared.ly

Posted on by Emily Wright Moore in 2012 fellows, Austin, News

Before I met with the Austin Fire Department this past February, I didnai??i??t realize that city governments spend time and resources to teach citizens how to prepare for natural disasters and protect their homes. I also didnai??i??t know that where …