Engaging News – week ending Friday 20 October 2017
Smart and Resilient Cities, Accountability and Legitimacy in Tech, and Open Government stories from around the world. This week, we share exciting developments from UK, Germany, Ecuador, Indonesia, Liberia, USA and Australia.
Opening Governance: Open Data and Open Government are hot topics! Institute of Development Studies UK shares a collection of nine free journal articles with some great discussions.
Quito: Prioritizing Nature for a Climate-Adapted, Low-Carbon City: Quito, Ecuador is focusing their resilience and sustainability efforts by protecting its fragile ecosystem.
Jakarta: Alleviating Floods with Parks for Children: Jakarta to improve resilience by increasing #greenspace by 20% & installing child friendly parks.
Transition time for chief resilience officers: Progress of Chief Resilience Officers shows a time of transitions and challenges.
Accountability and Legitimacy in Tech
Why you cannot fix legitimacy but you can mend it: Finding Legitimacy is a global conversation by Centre for Public Impact, aiming to find ways to strengthen relationships between citizens & government. http://bit.ly/2xz1pqR
How tech companies are propelling the environmental movement, and why it’s time to do more: Where tech intersects with sustainability. Tech industry moves into new realms as influence grows.
Understanding how to learn in Liberia: Accountability means multiple research methods, civic tech and informal conversations.
Smart cities bill would provide $220 million annually: New U.S. bill is setting aside $220 million pa to fund local government smart cities & tech infrastructure.
7 Reasons Why Berlin is a Successful Sharing City: The city of Berlin uses tech, civic tech and collaboration to form a Sharing City.
Thanks for reading,
Hannah and Alice