Lessons from one of the world's most sophisticated systems for valuing and taxing property.
Letty Reimerink November 4, 2016

Financial accountability, transparency and gender equality are among the key priorities, Prothom Alo reports.

September 21, 2016

Juan Del Granado instituted sweeping protocols that enabled Bolivia’s capital to restore public trust, Foreign Policy reports. 

September 21, 2015
Washington, D.C., Kansas City, Nairobi and Mexico City are preparing to launch the "GovCombinator."
Christopher Swope June 26, 2015
Hundreds of groups have sprung up to help their fellow citizens with everything from a cup of coffee to prescription drugs.
Letty Reimerink January 8, 2015

The app lets citizens monitor factory pollution in real time so they can shame offenders via social media, the Los Angeles Times reports. 

January 6, 2015
A new effort in Beirut uses crowd-sourced information to build the case against corruption.
Nabila Rahhal December 24, 2014
A new international standard known as “ISO 37120” lays out 46 measures that cities on any continent can measure their performance by.
Neal Peirce June 4, 2014
Helsinki Region Infoshare collects urban data across the metro area and turns it loose for software developers, researchers, journalists and citizens to use.
Olli Sulopuisto April 28, 2014

In math metaphors and hand drawings, Sergio Fajardo lays out his city’s transformation.

Neal Peirce April 16, 2014
Only 300,000 customers in this city of 20 million pay their water bills. The city's water board hopes opening a new line of communication with customers could help with collections.
Mahim Maher March 25, 2014

Despite its slums and poverty, the quality of governance in Lagos has been improving, Seth Kaplan writes in the New York Times.

January 20, 2014

Using a program called datapoa, citizens in the Brazilian city contribute data on sanitation, health, the environment and traffic, reports The City Fix.

December 17, 2013

Social media gives voice to Rio’s slums 

November 6, 2013

Crowdsourced ideas from Mumbai, Berlin, New York

October 13, 2013
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