Gov 2.0 News

October 8, 2012

Writer David Lepeska offers a great summary of innovative civic technologies and mobile apps being used across the country, and speculates about which city will be the first to use Twitter as a very public suggestion box.
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An experiment in Germany engages kids to build micro-cities as playgrounds. The idea is coming to downtown Philadelphia.
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Road crews have already converted some downtown streets from three lanes to two in order to accommodate new bike lanes.

October 3, 2012

A Georgia county looks to the world's second-largest economy to fix its education system

Part 3: National experts say the most effective programs include swift interaction for violations and more focus on high-risk offenders.

The Seattle Police Department has begun 51 hyper-local Twitter accounts to provide crime reports.

October 1, 2012

Congress.gov is a new website for legislative information, such as bills introduced in Congress. Find current legislative activities, learn how a bill becomes a law, and more.

September 30, 2012

The Department of Veterans Affairs new digitized records system is bringing fundamental improvements to the agencys efforts to slash its massive backlog of pending disability compensation claims, The New York Times reported.

September 27, 2012

Vanessa Kerry, a daughter of Sen. John Kerry, has created a nonprofit to partner with the Peace Corps in sending doctors and nurses abroad. In return, the organization pays off a portion of the volunteers' school loans. The goal is to reduce the severe shortage of medical workers in developing countries.

September 25, 2012

Defy Ventures, a nonprofit organization that provides entrepreneurial training to people with criminal backgrounds, held its first sales exposition on Saturday.

Sheep and goats grazing on a hillside in Vermont: It's a pastoral image. Now, it's how one New England town is keeping the grass trimmed in its centuries-old cemeteries. And the greener lawn maintenance method is paying off.

In most courtrooms, spontaneous applause could get you thrown out.

Following a recent announcement from New York City, that it was working to expand its broadband infrastructure – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced a similar initiative for Chicago. The Mayor wants Chicago to be the top city for high-speed broadband access in America. The city has launched the “Chicago Broadband Challenge,” and will be [...]

September 23, 2012

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New Yorks new traffic safety awareness campaign will feature a warning stenciled along curbsides at more than 100 of the citys most dangerous intersections.

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