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How to Effectively Engage With Your Citizens About City Proposed Ballot Measures

City-sponsored ballot measures and general obligation bonds are usually high stakes and often involve significant funding requests that can also influence the budget capacity of basic services within local government. With the use of technology,...
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How to Transform Resident Feedback from Negative to Positive in Your City Using Technology

Cities are made by people and run by people. And because of that, not everything will run smoothly or according to plan. Often, it seems that the negative feedback from one standout incident or against one policy or project drowns out the rest of...
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Data-science Research Project Management Demystified by Zencity's Lead Data Scientist

Originally published on Medium. Agile software development has taken over the hi-tech industry. Whether implemented as Scrum, Kanban or Scrumban, these methods were created in order to be flexible and allow quick changes by working in short...
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How Civic Engagement Can Transform Community Relationships

Smart cities are no longer just about utilizing technology to increase operational efficiency such as optimizing traffic patterns, or parking management. Nowadays, it’s about leveraging communication technologies to bring residents on board with...
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The Top 5 City Tech Trends to Watch Out For in 2019

Smart City development isn’t just about boosting technology for technology’s sake. The bottom line for every Smart City tech solution should be solving real problems and improving the lives of residents. Cities are embracing the digital...
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Recognize any of these? 4 Challenges City PIOs Experience in Managing Social Media

So, you’re a PIO? We know, you’ve got a really tough job. As the mouthpiece of the city administration, you’re the one who needs to relay information in a crisis and provide updates about new projects and initiatives. And in today’s non-stop,...
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How We're Working with Different-Sized Cities Across the U.S.

2018 was an exciting year for ZenCity. We started off with one pioneering US-partner city, West Sacramento, California, and rounded out the year with well over two dozen. Our cities range from small towns, like Hooksett, New Hampshire, to some of...
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Top 8 GovTech Experts You Should Follow

If you live and breathe government and technology, then staying on top of what’s happening in this sphere is imperative. It was a tough choice, but here are our top favorite experts and leaders in an industry that’s growing fast – and bringing...
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Data Report: What do Americans Think About E-Scooters in the 30 Biggest US Cities?

As e-scooters become more and more prevalent across the US, cities large and small are rising to the challenges and opportunities these micro-modes of transportation provide. At the core of a city’s decision-making process in regulating riding is...
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Hey City Managers! AI Might Be The Tool You’ve Been Looking For

If you’re looking for ways to help your teams become more productive and efficient as city managers, we’re on the same page.
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