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Power in Numbers to Improve San Francisco
ImproveSF is an initiative by the City of San Francisco to harness the power of community engagement and of citizens working with government to improve their city
Citizen Involvement Goes Mobile
by challer
Mobile technology is powerful; literally everyone seems to own a cell phone these days. When used in public settings, it has the potential to involve citizens in various...
Social Media Strategies from a City CIO
The IT Director of San Bernardino, Calif. shares advice for how city agencies can effectively deploy a social media program.
Maryland State Parks on Foursquare
by vearly

Last year, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources launched a presence on Foursquare for the...

NYC's App Wishlist for Sustainable Solutions

New York City makes a wishlist of civic apps to help get the most out of hackathons.

Engaging Residents With San Diego History
by challer
In San Diego, an immersive place-based game using cell phones transforms citizens' perceptions of a historic park.
Scout Foils FOIA Exemption

Open Gov advocates use Sunlight Foundation's new Scout app to impact legislation.

Tweetup with Maryland Governor O'Malley

Governor O'Malley uses social media to bridge the gap between online and offline engagement.

South Wales Puts Crowdfunding in Action
A town in South Wales uses online platform Spacehive to leverage community support -- and funding -- to build a new community center.
Ushahidi Pollution Mapping in Louisiana

Louisiana Bucket Brigade leverages Ushahidi for crowdsourced pollution mapping.