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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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Data Report: What do Americans Think About E-Scooters in the 30 Biggest US Cities?

2018 was the year of the electric scooter. 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...
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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 about...
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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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What To Be Thankful For This Thanksgiving - City Managers' Edition

It’s Thanksgiving and we’re not missing a moment to properly thank you, our awesome city managers, who do so many things to make the city run – from long-term strategic planning to implementing welfare policies, to making sure that the city’s...
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$6 Million in Series A Funding Will Help Bring Artificial Intelligence to Smart Cities

I’m thrilled to announce that we have finalized our Series A investment of $6 million, led by Vertex Ventures with participation by M12, Microsoft’s venture fund, and our existing investor, Canaan Partners Israel (CPI). This round comes exactly one...
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5 Cool City-Sponsored July Fourth Events!

There’s nothing more American than going all out, and the 4th of July is as American as it gets! What better excuse to eat inordinate amounts of fried food, enjoy flashing fireworks displays, or kick back and relax with friends and family. With the...
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How Cities Can Rise Above the 'Same Ten People' Challenge To Improve Citizen Engagement

While chatting with a city manager at the recent Florida City and County Managers Association (FCCMA) Annual Conference, we were introduced to some cool phrasing for a concept we are well familiar with: the STP. No, no, not the great 90s rock band....
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Why Sheryl Sandberg & US Mayors Swear by The Usage of Tech and Social Media in Connecting Cities to Their Residents

As we grow our work across cities in the US, we have seen, again and again, the ways in which city leaders are harnessing technology to improve their communications with and to their residents. Cities are becoming increasingly aware of the value of...
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Use Cases: How West Sacramento is Using Data to Address the Challenges of Democracy in the Modern World

This year, at Smart Cities Week Silicon Valley 2018, held in Santa Clara, California, one of the guiding themes was “People First Cities.” In this context, West Sacramento, ZenCity’s first, pioneering US client, presented on “The Citizen-Centric...
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