Cities are increasingly being eyed by tech companies for their social dynamism and ability to generate innovation. This will have tremendous consequences for the future of society.
Given the rapid pace of city growth and the concurrent demand for better infrastructure and services, pressure on city leaders and managers to make smart policy and planning decisions around investment has never been greater.
Can we have the benefits of Big Data without the drawbacks? Is there a way to harness the democratic power of information while also promoting democratic open-mindedness and popular empowerment?
Kathy discusses the effect of different departmental silos on governance, as well as the difficulty of finding common ground among citizens on historically fraught issues.
One of the most salient features of the post–World War II suburb was its localization of the American middle class and its propagation of practices of mass consumption.
Charlottesville city councilor Kathy Galvin on the challenges of city governance
We at Common Place over the past year read numerous articles on issues facing our cities and communities. Here are our favorite reads.
According to some proponents of Big Data Urbanism, data and powerful computational techniques will domesticate urbanization and transform our cities into responsive devices.
Thinking about homeless requires separating it from the larger discourse on poverty.