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Street Activity Sensors

8-month pilot to test 12 computer-vision sensors across four boroughs of NYC to employ machine vision and improve street-level data collection and improve planning decisions

Primary Land Use Tax Lot Output (PLUTO)

Extensive land use and geographic data at the tax lot level in comma–separated values (CSV) file format. The PLUTO files contain more than seventy fields derived from data maintained by city agencies.

Spatial Equity NYC

Spatial Equity NYC

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Spatial Equity NYC (SE), a tool developed by MIT’s Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism (LCAU) in close collaboration with New York City-based nonprofit Transportation Alternatives (TA), visualizes mobility, environment, and health data.

NYC Smart City Testbed

The NYC Smart City Testbed Program is inspiring innovation within City government by streamlining and accelerating the citywide process for piloting emerging technologies.

Improving the Energy Efficiency of Buildings with Drones

Developed out of NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering, Building Diagnostic Robotics (BDR) created robotics tools and AI analytics to aid in assessing building envelope efficiency.

Open Criminal Courts: New York Criminal Court Decisions Should be Public.

This report delves specifically into the limited publication of written decisions by criminal court judges.

The Things Network

We are a global collaborative Internet of Things ecosystem that creates networks, devices and solutions using LoRaWAN®.

Miracle Messages

Miracle Messages

San Francisco

We offer family reunification services, a phone buddy program, and basic income pilots for people experiencing homelessness

Riding Forward: Overhauling Citi Bike’s Contract for Better, More Equitable Service

This report reviews Citi Bike’s performance to-date and recommends a comprehensive contract overhaul to ensure more reliable and equitable service, with a strategic mix of performance standards, attention to equitable service, and incentives to enable Citi Bike to thrive as a key element of the transportation network – whether under Lyft or a new operator.

GovServices Monitor

This portal makes it easier for citizens to find information on government services and measure service levels in Nigeria.

Civic Changemakers Fellowship

In 2020, the initiative launched a yearly civic innovation and governance training to empower community champions to become lifelong changemakers by developing and scaling solutions for disrupting civic participation and improving governance and social justice in their communities.

Maru

Maru

London

Maru is a chatbot that helps you tackle online harassment

JamiiForums

JamiiForums

United Republic of Tanzania (Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania)

"JamiiForums is a Tanzania-based social networking website in East Africa founded in 2006. The online network is notable as the most popular social media website in Tanzania, according to AllAfrica" -Wikipedia

Digital Rogue Society Experiment Group

Civil society organization craving for improved government, political parties, CSOs and businesses accountability with the introduction of reliable and innovative civic engagement solutions.

The School for Everyday Democracy

This programme will support 100 people to become Everyday Democracy Champions, in turn catalysing the action of others in communities furthest from power, and creating tangible change across all four UK nations.

Democracy Works Foundation (DFW)

Democracy Works Foundation (DFW)

Johannesburg, South Africa

Providing Tools To Build Resilient Democracies.

Trial Monitoring of Corruption Cases

The trial monitoring of corruption cases program uses tech tools to improve the justice sector by making the workings of the judiciary easier to understand and scrutinize.

Equitable Community Engagement Toolkit

The City of Philadelphia aims to improve collaboration with communities. This website shares guidance on how to engage communities equitably.

Planning for Informality

Planning for Informality

South Africa (South Africa, Afrika-Borwa, Suid-Afrika)

What is your city doing to upgrade informal settlements?

Viamo

We use mobile technology to create scalable campaigns with immediate feedback

Civic Tech Innovation Short Course, Wits School of Governance

This course will provide you with skills to develop an applied understanding of how to use technological platforms to enhance the interface between government and citizens in the delivery of services.

Les Villageois 2.0

Les Villageois 2.0

Guinea (Guinée)

Villageois 2.0 est une association qui a pour objectif de sensibiliser les citoyens des différentes localités de la Guinée sur les avantages et risques des TIC.

AfricTivistes

AfricTivistes

Dakar, Senegal

The African League of Cyber-Activists and Bloggers for Democracy, commonly known as AfricTivistes, is the union of bloggers and web-activists from the continent and its diaspora to promote and defend democratic values, human rights and good governance through digital means.

TransparencIT

We are a civic tech organization fostering courtroom openness, social justice and citizen engagement in Nigeria.

CivicSpace (New America)

CivicSpace focuses on building better feedback loops between residents and policymakers to build policies that improve racial and economic equity in Illinois.

Digital Fundamentals for Public Impact

Digital Fundamentals for Public Impact

Georgetown University, 3700 O St NW, Washington, DC 20057, United States

Online course offered through Georgetown University’s Initiative on Technology and Society, the Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation and the McCourt School of Public Policy: a continuing education course to help participants rapidly grasp digital fundamentals in a way that is practical and relevant to their work.

Snowflake

Bypass censorship by disguising web traffic. A feature in Tor Browser, Onion Browser, and Orbot.

CivicSearch

CivicSearch is a search and discovery tool for everything that is said in local government meetings, texts, and laws. It covers 547 cities and towns in the US and Canada.

VoteAmerica+

Wholly embeddable voter registration, polling place lookup, reminders, absentee, and election date tools for your organization.

The Global Innovations in Democracy: Parliamentary Exchange

The Global Innovations in Democracy: Parliamentary Exchange (GID), led by the Institute for Democratic Engagement and Accountability (IDEA) at The Ohio State University, and the Center for Democracy Innovation (now part of the National Civic League), was established in 2022 to provide a global forum for legislators to discuss the most innovative methods and tools for gathering input, overcoming divisions, building trust, and gaining public support for public policy.

Voice of the People's Policymaking Simulations

Voice Of the People (VOP) is a nonpartisan organization working to re-anchor our democracy in its founding principles by giving ‘We the People’ a greater and more effective voice in government.

News Ambassadors

What might it sound like if a reporter in rural Missouri partnered with a reporter in New York City to together explore contentious issues and uplift common ground?

Humanitas AI

Humanitas AI

Palo Alto

We’re reimagining the supply chain of social care for the new era.

Bridge Alliance

Bridge Alliance members work in diverse areas of practice, all serving the larger movement for healthy self-governance.

Citizen Connect

Citizen Connect is a non-partisan platform dedicated to helping Americans right, left and center find ways to heal our divides and strengthen this great nation.

Digital Public Library of America

Discover 49,883,271 images, texts, videos, and sounds from across the United States

Engaged Athlete Fellowship

Starting in the fall of 2023, this fellowship will empower student athletes from across the country to strengthen non-partisan civic participation on their teams, on their campuses, and in their broader communities.

citymeetings.nyc

citymeetings.nyc

New York City

A tool that makes it easy to navigate and research government meetings. It uses LLMs to create granular chapters that readers can skim and share.

Ohio State Institute for Democratic Engagement and Accountability (IDEA)

We seek to make democracy more deliberative – to empower people to talk across differences, find common ground, and build political change for the public good.

Civic X Syllabus

Civic X Syllabus is a roadmap to learning about civic research, civic data, civic tech, and civic design.

Digital Donors Exchange (DDX)

Digital Donors Exchange (DDX)

United Nations Foundation

The Digital Donors Exchange, or DDX, is a community of global digital development funders who are committed to improving the lives of all people through harnessing that power.

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