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On 'Cities as Software'

BY Nick Judd | Monday, May 23 2011

Marcus Westbury, the festival organizer who led an effort to reinvigorate the downtown in his native Newcastle, Australia, by filling it with small businesses, art installations and temporary uses, shares an article he ... Read More

New York Releases 'Road Map for the Digital City'

BY Nick Judd | Monday, May 16 2011

Watch live streaming video from nycgov at livestream.com New York City will develop an open government framework featuring APIs for city data, relaunch its website and make a host of changes to the way it presents ... Read More

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Bright Lights, Small City: Is Tiny Roosevelt Island a Microcosm of Urban Innovation's Future?

BY Nick Judd | Monday, May 9 2011

The Roosevelt Island tram, one of the only urban tram systems in the country. Photo: Shinya Suzuki / flickr Jonathan Kalkin gets excited when he talks about his latest scheme, a plan to build one of the world's first ... Read More

Philadelphia Gets an Open Data Portal

BY Nick Judd | Monday, April 25 2011

Technically Philly has a detailed rundown on OpenDataPhilly, an open data portal to all the datasets that the city has already released. The short version seems to be that Azavea cofounder Robert Cheetham pushed for this ... Read More

Chicago's New CTO Is a 'Smarter Cities' Alpha Geek

BY Nick Judd | Friday, April 22 2011

John Tolva, the former director of citizenship and technology at IBM, will be the next chief technology officer for the City of Chicago, the Chicago Tribune reports. Read More

Cook County Joins Open Data Movement

BY Nick Judd | Friday, April 22 2011

Cook County, Il. — the county that encompasses Chicago — will implement transparency and open government plans including an open data portal, county officials announced on Monday. The county's blog says ... Read More

In Boston, City Hall Pursues Innovation In-House

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, April 21 2011

Nigel Jacob, co-chair of the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics. Photo: Nick Judd / techPresident

Cities across the country seek to lay the groundwork for innovative third parties to build on, based on the premise that city government is too inflexible or narrow-minded to be the best host for ground-breaking work. ... Read More

In Seattle, Tracking Buses in Real-Time

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, July 7 2010

OneBusAway.org Here's an example of something useful made with public data: One Bus Away, an open-source application that gets data on bus schedules and locations in and around Seattle to show you in real time where ... Read More