Archive for May, 2011
City Councilman Carl DeMaio sharing with the press about San Diego 311 powered by CitySourced is a one stop shop for city servcies.
Good Magazine and What’s Trending bring you are “People Are Awesome” segment, which focuses on innovative ideas that will change your digital and real life (CBS/What’s Trending) – In this week’s What’s Trending and Good Magazine’s “People are Awesome” segment Kurt Daradics, co- founder of the CitySourced smart phone app, explains the app and all that it can do to raise civic awareness.
Governments have been harnessing consumer-facing technology to reach out to their citizens in some very interesting ways.
In the spaces between location-aware technology, web services, mobile apps and social media tools, there is a ton of opportunity for governments — from small cities to entire nations — to do their jobs with more efficiency and transparency.
To read full story click http://mashable.com/2011/05/18/government-open-source-benefits/
2010 saw the birth of a new program within Fehr & Peers; conceived from one of our employee-attended leadership development forums, and in support of our core value of innovation. We are proud of our offices for representing the best of what this firm hopes of its employees, and each project had merit towards improving our professional services and/or operations. Three of these projects have been awarded:
- Most Innovative – Reno Office. Most anecdotal evidence points to the impressive smartphone app created to enable and illustrate citizen engagement in the Reno Sparks Bike & Ped Plan project with CitySourced.
Social media generally, and Twitter in particular, has come a long way in the past four years.
Why, only two years ago a resident quietly walked through the council corridors and into my office. As he closed the blinds he said, “Roxanne you need to be on Twitter.” I replied that I was not convinced that Twitter would be of value to me in improving quality of life for my residents. As he installed Twitter and Tweet Deck onto my BlackBerry and computer, I continued to ask: Is this “just” a social networking fad? How can this help me to connect in a meaningful way to my residents? How does this help improve my community in getting things done better and faster?
To read more Connection in the digital age