Our readings last week on #CivicTech, Data, Democracy & Cities

Here are some articles we thought were particularly interesting this week…

Civic Tech

Reading preparation for #TICTeC 2017: Rebecca Rumbull shares case studies of the use of civictech in Australia and New Zealand

Podcast from Gov Gone Digital on how to improve cities. Great interview with Ben Berkowitz, the CEO of SeeClickFix

Data & Open Data

Great video showing how New Zealand celebrated #OpenDataDay. The event was hosted by Open Data NZ, GovHack NZ, LINZ Data Service and the National Library of NZ.

Report from the European Data Portal highlights the barriers in working with open data, including the technical, political and financial constraints.


The World Forum for Democracy is on 8-10 Nov. This year’s focus is ‘Is Populism a Problem?’

Sign up for the Yarra Valley Water Citizens Jury. Starting in May, it is hosted by Mosaiclab Co & The New Democracy Foundation

Smart Cities

Watch a seminar outlining the Australian Government’s $50m Smart Cities & Suburbs Program, hosted by Prime Minister and Cabinet and Australian Smart Communities

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Thanks for reading,

Alice Simpson-Young

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