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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

Government of Japan Asks for 'Apps for Japan'

BY Nick Judd | Friday, May 6 2011

The government of Japan's IT Project Office, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry / Policy has put out an open call for the development of websites and apps to help in the aftermath of the tsunami and earthquakes that ... Read More

Google Analytics Reveal an Unreported Homicide

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, May 5 2011

In Washington, D.C., Homicide Watch D.C. editor Laura Amico noticed something odd in her Google Analytics reports yesterday: People were coming to her site looking for "20 year old male killed on fort stanton se may 4." ... Read More

In Philly, Making it Harder for Landlords to Hide

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, May 5 2011

Technically Philly describes a hackathon project to find all properties owned by a given landlord by cross-referencing scraped data and city databases: So, say, a small-time property developer wanted neighborhood ... Read More

Bryan Sivak is Maryland's New 'Chief Innovation Officer'

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, April 27 2011

Former Washington, D.C. Chief Technology Officer Bryan Sivak is now Maryland's first-ever "chief innovation officer." Sivak is on his second day at work today as the newest member of Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley's team, ... Read More

Austin City Limits: What's Holding Back Government Innovation in Austin, Texas?

BY Nick Judd | Friday, March 4 2011

Why can't the City of Austin's government operate like a real 21st-century municipality? Photo: Doc Searls / Flickr Four years after starting a website redesign process, and the home of the SXSW media, technology and ... Read More