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Engaging News: Disability inclusion & BeeSmartCit/Labcities merger

Engaging News: Disability inclusion & BeeSmartCit/Labcities merger

A weekly update of citizengage news from around the world.


Industry News

A 7-step checklist to help the design of websites to aid those with disabilities, which is important when engaging with communities.

beesmart city has merged with Labcities to form the leading solution-based smart city network. This unity creates a group with 1,500 registered companies, 600+ cities and communities, more than 500 smart city solutions and a total reach of 300,000+ smart city actors, globally.

InnovationAus have confirmed that the federal gov Digital Economy Strategy is on track for release at the end of the year.

Find all the Smart Community Podcasts in one place.

The Conversation look discusses smart cities and smart mobility.

Citizens in New York City voted to approve the citywide expansion of participatory budgeting (PB), with a margin of 65.5% to 34.5%. The Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP) estimates that the size of PB in the USA will “more than double” due to the expansion.

The Winners of GovHack announced.

Digital NSW have revealed their Draft Blueprint.


Ready, Set, Engage – EngageTech in Action

Wellington City Council is seeking feedback on cycleways with online and drop-in sessions.

Digital Technologies are being taught through vegetable gardening at 70 schools across the lower South Island of New Zealand. The schools use #IoT sensors to learn skills for soil & the future.

Canterbury Bankstown Council is putting together a 20-year masterplan, to transform Belmore Sports & Recreation Precinct. Following the 4 months of consultation you can now have your say on the draft plan.

Having your say on revitalising the night-time economy of Randwick could win you a double pass to the cinema! Just fill the consultation survey here.



That’s the best industry news for the week. Read further on our engage2 Blog for more news, thoughts and handy resources.

Thanks for reading

Hannah and the engage2 Team

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