Epic win for NYC’s Open Data Community! PLUTO is free!

Posted on by Noel Hidalgo in Civic Hacking, Collaboration, Gov2.0, News, Open Data, Open Gov

Since the signing of New York City’s Open Data Law on March 7, 2012, open data and geo-spacial nurds have been wondering when the City’s extensive land use and geographic data at the tax lot level would be liberated. Today, New York City Department …

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8 Power Tools for Government

Posted on by Laura Meixell in 2013 Fellow, Cities, Gov2.0, News, Public service

We asked Code for America’s geeks about their favorite web tools for productivity. These tools are all easy to use, require no computer programing skills, and free (at least up to a certain usage). We hope some of these will …

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Help Us Procure Procurement Policies

Posted on by Ryan Driscoll in Cities, Gov2.0, News, Procurement

If you’re a government official with knowledge about your local gov’s procurement process or data, we want to hear from you — please take 10 minutes to fill out our Local Gov Procurement Survey. With nearly 60 percent of senior-level …

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Open Up Shop: Anywhere, USA.

Posted on by Peter Koht in 2012 City, Civic Startups, Gov2.0, Guest Post

This morning in Boston, the Knight Foundation announced that OpenCounter was one of the eight winners of this year’s Knight News Challenge. Knight’s investment in our idea, to make business permitting easier and more intuitive for entrepreneurs, is not only humbling, but a validation …

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Civic Insight Wins Knight News Challenge

Posted on by Eddie A Tejeda in Civic Startups, Gov2.0, News, Open Gov

  Today we’re proud to officially announce that Civic Insight has been selected as a winner of the Knight Foundation’s 2013 News Challenge on Open Gov. We’re humbled that our work has been recognized alongside seven extremely impressive projects, out of …

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What does the next NYC Mayor of think of tech?

Posted on by Noel Hidalgo in Brigade, Citizenship, Event, Get Involved, Gov2.0, Open Data, Open Gov

#betaNYC,  Code for America’s Brigade in New York City, the Coalition for Queens, Museum of the Moving Image, Partnership for New York, Startup Box: South Bronx, BLIP: Brooklyn Law Incubator Project, NY Tech Meetup, and Queens County Young Democrats have …

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Better Permits, Better Cities

Posted on by Jake Levitas in Commentary, Gov2.0, Guest Post, News

This post is written by Jake Levitas, a civic designer, organizer and activist. How Hacking City Policy Can Improve the Public Realm Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by …

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#WaldoCanyonFire – Lessons for Social Media in a Crisis

Posted on by Jacob Anderson in Collaboration, Gov2.0, Guest Post, Public service

This post is written by Jacob Anderson, Innovation Analyst for the City of Colorado Springs, and is crossposted from “If you are available to do so, can you come into the joint info center for a bit to help …

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Change is in the air, or at least in the titles

Posted on by Jennifer Pahlka in #meta, CfA Staff, Gov2.0

A few weeks ago, the City of Philadelphia announced the appointment of their first Director of Civic Technology, a post filled by local civic hacker (and of late, 311 app project manager) Tim Wisniewski. Tim joins an impressive array of colleagues, whose titles, …

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Set Up Shop in Santa Cruz

Posted on by Peter Koht in Gov2.0, Guest Post, News, Santa Cruz


Peter Koht is the Economic Development Coordinator for the City of Santa Cruz.   The City of Santa Cruz is the smallest community to ever partner with Code for America, but it had one of the largest problems to solve: …

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