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- Code for All is an international network of organizations who believe that digital technology opens new channels for citizens to more meaningfully engage in the public sphere and have a positive impact on their communities.
- Newsletter of www.thegovlab.org In the GovLab mission I highlight the idea that they _believe that increased availability and use of data, new ways to leverage the _
capacity, intelligence, and expertise of people in the problem-solving process, combined with new advances in technology and science can transform governance. The weekly newsletter ir always full of interesting news, projects (mainly based in the USA) and publications.
Collection of projects related to citizen’s activism, by @angeles_briones. here are different types: from mapping projects (take a look to the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project San Francisco,
one of my favorites) to app services (an extremely impressive project
is the 5-0 app, for networking neighboors around police abuses in USA).
- Knight Foundation “promotes the best ideas to advance journalism, the arts and the success of cities.” Take a look on the topics they work on, specially interesting is the Successful Cities.
- Civic Tech Investors visualization
- Design Principles to Generate a Civic Tech Movement: define common problems, tools and network infraestructure
- Engines of change. What civic tech can learn from social movements (PDF)
- Why Civic Tech Is The Next Big Thing
- The Emergence of Civic Tech: Investments in a Growing Field (2013)
- Analysis of the emerging civic tech landscape. What does the civic tech landscape look like?
- The “TACTICAL DATA ENGAGEMENT: Open Data + People + Action = Impact” (BETA version) is a guide that puts forth a vision for Tactical Data Engagement, an approach that unites city open data with the people and pathways for action that can best address expressed local needs. TDE is an adaptable framework that cities can use regardless of experience level with data or technology. This strategy contains clear steps in the form of an engagement process, use cases, and a taxonomy of tactics that align with two discrete phases of the process, the framing phase and the action phase.
- “You’re more powerful than you think: citizen’s guide to making change happen” written by Eric Liu (founder of the Citizens University) was just released. I haven’t found the index, but you can take a look to this article in the NY Times where Liu explains a little more about the contents.
- This Medium article “Civic Data Initiatives” written by Burak Arikan, describes what and how are civic initiatives today; he also share a list of projects (mainly open databases). Clear, precise and very useful. Many of those projects don’t have any visualisation! great opportunity for data vis.