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Community challenge grant programme to fund "quick action" projects launches

Community challenge grant programme to fund "quick action" projects launches

Now in its fourth year, AARP’s 2020 Community Challenge invites local governments to apply for grants to help create more liveable communities.

Foundation pledges $1 million for ideas that help to use data for civic engagement

Foundation pledges $1 million for ideas that help to use data for civic engagement

The Knight Foundation wants to spark civic dialogue and enable citizens to hold governments and other institutions accountable.

How a civic app has helped Athens to become more citizen-centric

How a civic app has helped Athens to become more citizen-centric

Within five months of introducing the Novoville platform, the Greek capital has resolved more than 22,000 citizen requests and increased efficiency by a quarter.

Voting opens for America's smartest municipalities

Voting opens for America's smartest municipalities

IDC Government Insights has named the 35 cities, states, counties and universities to make the finals of its second annual Smart Cities North America Awards.

Toolkit launched for engaging citizens in the co-creation of smart cities

Toolkit launched for engaging citizens in the co-creation of smart cities

The EIP-SCC European Commission initiative has developed the Societal Engagement Toolkit to help local authorities bridge the gap between themselves and their citizens

North American smart cities awards launched

North American smart cities awards launched

IDC’s inaugural awards will recognise the progress North American municipalities have made in executing smart city projects