A directory of catalogs, collections, and galleries of resources aimed at strengthening the civic tech ecosystem (like the Civic Tech Field Guide itself).
Focuses on bringing together practicing technologists and researchers to facilitate understanding of the complex interaction between technology, science and society, its impact on individuals and society in general, professional and social responsibility in the practice of engineering, science, and technology, and open discussion on the resulting issues.
Tech-industry-friendly magazine exploring the use of tech for social good
The Pudding's clever visual essays present data in artistic and meaningfully interactive ways. Here they share "How to make dope shit", and other lessons.
Trigger apps to protect your privacy when in anxious or panic situations
The Myanmar Tech Accountability Network (MTAN) is a network of Myanmar civil society organizations coordinating efforts to mitigate the risk of social media induced violence and political instability in Myanmar.
DSFSG aims to enable collaboration within the data software for social good ecosystem and welcome a diverse and independent set of member projects.
Ellen Reid SOUNDWALK is a GPS-enabled work of public art that uses music to illuminate the natural environment. Created by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Reid, SOUNDWALK is tailor-made for its setting, created to encourage calm reflection and introspection, and can be experienced while following social distancing guidelines.
Open Justice Oklahoma (OJO) seeks to improve understanding of our justice system through analysis of public data.
A list of github accounts of various news organizations.
Home of agate, csvkit, proof, and other tools for journalists and data users.
Fighting to Protect the Results of the 2020 Election
Living Lots NYC is a clearinghouse of information that New Yorkers can use to find, unlock and protect our shared resources. 596 Acres started with vacant lots and remains committed to helping fill these holes.
Taught by David Eaves
Themis makes it easy to surface, capture, and share your organization’s knowledge. Our tools activate and enable every employee.
We are a specialist group of journalists, technologists, digital storytellers and development practitioners. We work together to tackle voicelessness, surfacing stories from unheard groups worldwide.
People-powered news on your local government. We’re putting every public meeting on the record. A City Bureau project.
Have you or someone you know been subjected to an unfair stop or search? Enter the stop information to view all data associated with that particular officer.
An ad hoc mission to get American citizens and Afghan allies safely out of Kabul before the American airlift ends.
A Google Sheet comparing popular meeting livestreaming solutions with government meetings in mind
Urban Impact Lab excels at strategy development, research and analysis, program development, implementation, creative placemaking, and community engagement.
Welcome to the World of Twisted ToysTM, a wonderland of excitement, experiences and exploitation. We pride ourselves on making toys that are addictive, risky and put you completely under our control.
eDemocracy Network and the researchers at Corporate Knights Magazine launched a public engagement survey to invite the public to weigh in on budget priorities using the Vancouver-based Ethelo Decisions platform.
After playing thousands of hours of transportation simulation games, we were left wondering what could happen if some of the traditional limits of the genre didn't exist: in map sizes, track layout complexity, or train scheduling.
Report for the World matches local newsrooms with talented emerging journalists to report on under-covered issues around the globe.
This program enables you to submit comments about certain District agencies and view how District residents graded those agencies. The goal is to help you better engage with your government and help government agencies to improve the quality of their services.
netCommons is a Horizon2020 research project, which follows a novel transdisciplinary methodology on treating network infrastructure as commons, for resiliency, sustainability, self-determination, and social integration.
Greater Good Studio is a design firm dedicated to the social sector.
Low cost, mobile air quality and other environmental sensors installed on City vehicles. The City Scanner is a low-cost alternative to traditional methods of collecting environmental data. The sensor attaches to the roof of vehicles and collects detailed data at a more geographic level than traditional fixed-position sensors. The City Scanner sensors capture data related to environmental conditions including air quality (particulate matter 1, 2.5, and 10), temperature, humidity, and road conditions in New York City. The solar-powered sensors are removable and do not permanently alter vehicles.
By participating, you get to consider both community-scale opportunities for change as well as personal opportunities.
Over 3,000 people are using this service to stay connected and maintain bonds
Social Media and/as Urban Research is a short workshop providing an introduction to conceptualising and approaching social media as part of urban research.
The Partnership for Public Service is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that strives for a more effective government for the American people.
"News With Friends is a social news app showing the most important stories right now, comparing views from a selection of quality news publishers representing a range of political perspectives."
Recognizing the significance of access to information, the 74th UN General Assembly proclaimed 28 September as the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) at the UN level in October 2019.
The B Team is a global nonprofit initiative co-founded by Sir Richard Branson and Jochen Zeitz. It advocates for business practices that are more centered on humanity and the climate.
Though successive generations of digital technology have become increasingly powerful in the past twenty years, digital democracy has yet to realize its potential for deliberative transformation.
The Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer has developed the NYC Internet of Things Strategy in order to support a healthy cross-sector IoT ecosystem in New York City – one that is productive, responsible, and fair.
The Infrastructure Accessibility Index - IAT© highlights areas with ample services and easy pedestrian access to different types of infrastructure. IAT© is based on the "15-minute city" idea, which says that all important facilities and services for urban dwellers should be easily accessible within a 15-minute timeframe. We assess infrastructure accessibility by surveying the facilities reachable within 15 minutes on foot, by car and by public transport.
Paid directory listing site that organizes tech solutions by UN Sustainable Development Goals. Data points:
People Powered is a global hub for participatory democracy - the direct participation of community members in making the policy decisions that affect their lives.
A centralized platform for traffic volume and collision data by Code for Canada
We empower startup innovators and pioneering partners to better collaborate and create scalable impact to speed up the EU’s goal to create 100 sustainable cities by 2030.
Don’t let your opposition take you by surprise. View broadcast data from all 210 media markets and monitor creative messaging and trends in real time. by Advertising Analytics
Connecting NGOs with Tech. A voluntary movement of tech companies to help non-governmental organizations around the world implement digital solutions to scale up their activities.
The Sage project will design and build a new kind of national-scale reusable cyberinfrastructure to enable AI at the edge.
Report for America is a national service program that places emerging journalists into local newsrooms across the country to report on under-covered issues.
LobbyControl ist ein gemeinnütziger Verein, der über Machtstrukturen und Einflussstrategien in Deutschland und der EU aufklärt.
Concise summaries of a range of tech + society considerations
Soils Revealed is a platform that visualises how soil organic carbon stocks have changed globally, and how they might change in the future.