Technology Can be a Facade for Civic Innovation

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Until recently, executives have struggled to integrate innovation offices into the changing landscape of government operations. With innovation departments being highlighted as a means for engaging open dialogue and solving problems between governments and the populations they serve, the concept of including an innovation office within a government … [Read more...]

Strategies for Fostering Innovation

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The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government (HKS) recently concluded a 3-part paper miniseries that “explores emerging strategies to strengthen the civic, institutional, and political building blocks that are critical to developing novel solutions to public … [Read more...]

Innovation in the City of Austin

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Many local governments are embracing innovation initiatives that have become commonplace in the private sector. Budget pressures and constituent expectations are pushing government leaders to act. From interactive citizen smartphone apps to appointed officials responsible for driving innovation, the changes in government are encouraging. The City … [Read more...]