ACT NOW is an international programme run by The Innovation in Politics Institute, which supports local politicians in tackling the current challenges they face, such as migration flows, the climate crisis, and increasing social division resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The European Capital of Democracy Initiative will build a strong network of Cities that will foster participation; a platform for hope, and for exercising the will and power to change our world for the better.
FastFWD is a partnership among The City of Philadelphia, GoodCompany Group, a social enterprise accelerator, and the Wharton Social Impact Initiative. FastFWD was created through the City of Philadelphia’s participation in the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge, a competition to inspire American cities to generate innovative ideas that solve major challenges and improve city life. Bloomberg Philanthropies will fund the first two issue areas to be tackled by FastFWD.
The 2021 Global Mayors Challenge is the farthest reaching, most ambitious to date. After uncovering the 50 most innovative urban solutions in the wake of COVID-19, the Challenge will award 15 grand prize winners $1 million each—to help cities implement their breakthrough ideas and, ultimately, to spread those ideas to other cities on a global scale.
After the installation, users can decide which messages they want to receive. Then, they will start getting notifications, assigned to one of six categories:
safety (e.g. meteorological warnings),
breakdowns (e.g. water and sewage),
housing estate (neighbourhood messages directed from individual housing estate councils),
air (smog reports, exceeded dust particle limits, free communication),
transport (road works, communication difficulties).
This page provides an overview of open source projects that are developed, commissioned or funded by public administrations in the state of Berlin. With this offer, we want to improve the transparency of the public IT landscape and invite the digital community in Berlin and beyond to work collaboratively on the development of good software for our city.
Diese Seite bietet einen Überblick über Open Source-Projekte, die von öffentlichen Verwaltungen im Land Berlin entwickelt, beauftragt oder gefördert werden. Mit diesem Angebot möchten wir die Transparenz der öffentlichen IT-Landschaft verbessern und die Digital-Community in Berlin und darüber hinaus einladen, kollaborativ an der Entwicklung guter Software für unsere Stadt zu arbeiten.
An intelligent urban measurement project that’s changing our understanding of cities and urban life.
The Array of Things (AoT) is a collaborative effort among scientists, universities, federal and local government, industry partners, and communities to collect real-time data on urban environment, infrastructure, and activity for research and public use. AoT uses an open intelligent sensing and edge computing platform called Waggle, developed at Argonne National Laboratory. AoT was funded primarily by the U.S. National Science Foundation.
OneCity allows developers and businesses to identify, evaluate and compare investment opportunities that align with official spatial strategies
We deliver current information and analysis on a single platform, incorporating data from over thirty qualified sources
OneCity can be integrated into Local Authority GIS systems, to streamline and support land use planning
Documenting the use of defensive urban design in the Greater Toronto Area and beyond.
Defensive urbanism, also known as hostile, unpleasant, or exclusive architecture is used to guide or restrict behaviour in urban space as a form of crime prevention, protection of property, and order maintenance.
From benches and ledges that prevent skateboarding and lying down to surveillance and security technologies that keep a watchful eye on the city, defensive urban design has become an everyday part of our urban fabric.
It's an intentional design strategy that targets people who use or rely on public space the most - like people who are homeless and youth - by restricting behaviours they engage in like sleeping in public and skateboarding. It also makes the city more hostile for other vulnerable residents like people who are elderly, people who have a disability, and young children.