Civic Innovation

New ideas for improving cities and city governments, including physical infrastructure, technological resources, and public services.


What HealthCare.Gov Can Teach Us About Urban Design


Over the past several years, the civic technology movement has begun to change the relationship between governments and the public…


The tale of a tactic: Prologue 

Walk Raleigh, Walk [Your City] and beyond…


As is the case for many cities, a map of Raleigh centers on an area just a few miles…


What is Urban Planning?


I have an associate who used to be the head of a planning department in our small city. He once said, “a planner’s job is never done until everybody in the room is…


A new government ecosystem 

5 problems that can be overcome by privatizing government services


If the blunders of HealthCare.gov have taught us anything, it…


The Coming Artistic Revolution

And its courageous, $40B/yr Los Angeles investor


“That’s a wrap!” I was assistant directing a national TV show and the day’s…


Clean Water for All

Clean Water for the poor — Coca-Cola Ekocenter 


Reblog on Coca-Cola EKOCENTER

Today, more than 1 billion people lack access to safe drinking water and approximately 2.5 billion don’t have adequate sanitation, making billions of people around the world vulnerable to disease and other development challenges.


Brazilian press: when the judge becomes the victim

Several journalists were among the injured by the police during the last protests in Sao Paulo


Brazil protests and the decaying moral of the established media


The last weeks saw brazilian citizens going back to the streets in several cities. In a movement unseen since the…


Who are your neighbors? The real problem with Airbnb in New York City

In order for cities and communities to fully accept the “sharing economy” of Airbnb, it has to…


Whatever happened to civic virtue?


Upon exiting the secretive deliberations in Independence Hall during the Constitutional Convention of 1787, Benjamin Franklin was met with a crowd of…


Better Permits, Better Cities

How Hacking City Policy Can Improve the Public Realm


Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody…
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New ideas for improving cities and city governments, including physical infrastructure, technological resources, and public services.

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