Engaging News – 02.02.2018

Engaging News – Week ending 2nd February

Every week engage2 finds the best & latest stories about Engagement, Tech, Open Government and Open Data, Resilient and Smart Cities, and Sustainability. Join the conversation below, or follow us on Twitter – @engage2govern & @emotivate.


Cities – Smart, Sustainable, Resilient

People-oriented streets are more financially productive per acre, shown with detailed analysis from Resilience.org.

Chief Analytics Officer for New York City, Amen Ra Mashariki stresses the need for a CAO for robust smart cities & smart communities.

A digital picture of the infrastructure beneath cities is being built by Ordnance Survey, British Geological Survey & Future Cities Catapult, with aims to improve underground data with Project Iceberg.

An overview of  the latest international Smart Cities strategies from Open Access Government.



Civic Stack is an open source repository for civictech tools from many countries & orgs, includes app (change language at top right corner).


Open Government

Australia is scoring well on the Freedom House: Freedom in the World 2018 assessment, with full report still to come.


Tech for Good

TechForGood is a potent idea becoming a movement. Matthew Reed from Children Society UK talks with Techforgoodtv about working with startups, disruption and developing new tech products.

Three chatbots are transitioning to social good. Tech Soup profiles how chatbots can be used in non-profit ventures.


Citizen Engagement

Finland shows its creativity by inventing a Participation Game to teach about citizen engagement.

The World Bank highlights how citizens play a critical role in transparency and contribute to innovative solutions, with updates from their development program.

New paper on how new tech is improving citizen participation, open government, & public service delivery in Madrid.


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Thanks for reading,

Hannah and Alice.


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