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Engaged citizens are critical to the success of smart cities initiatives. We wrap up our series on engagement with reasons to get started today, successful projects worth emulating and tools that will help.
10,000 problems fixed in six months, thanks to Improve Detroit app… Schenectady taps GE retiree brain power to get smarter… SF pilot that targets transit-only lane encroachment gets green light… Veolia refuse team in Westminster creates children's book on recycling… There's no doubt about open data in Dubai – it's the law.
As smart cities are discovering, opening up data can reveal trends that may have remained a mystery otherwise. For example, as Halloween creeps closer, data geeks have revealed the best cities for trick-or-treating, where you don't want to live during a vampire attack – and more fun and freaky stuff.
A Microsoft partner has come up with a solution to speed voter check-in and verification. Get details on the Scytl ePollBook and other technologies that are modernizing the voting process and also encouraging greater voter participation.