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Call for Entries: 2017 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence

February 13, 2017
The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence celebrates urban places that are distinguished by quality design and their social and economic contributions to our nation’s cities. Winners offer creative placemaking solutions that transcend the boundaries... Read More

Laboratorio de Gobierno

July 20, 2016
Laboratorio de Gobierno is a multidisciplinary and interministerial team of the Government of Chile, announced by President Michelle Bachelet on May 21, 2014, commanded to develop, facilitate and promote innovation processes focused in users within services State.

Mauldin, Chelsea

March 9, 2015
Chelsea Mauldin is executive director of Public Policy Lab, committed to the “more effective delivery of public services to all Americans” or what’s known as service design.

Cottam, Hiilary

March 4, 2015
Hilary Cottam is a co-founder of Participle, an organization committed to designing, developing, and scaling new ways for individuals and communities to impact government and the public realm.

Manassei, Hugo

March 4, 2015
Hugo Manassei co-founded Participle, an organization committed to designing, developing, and scaling new ways for individuals and communities to impact government and the public realm.

Pahlka, Jennifer

March 4, 2015
Jennifer Pahlka is founder and executive director of Code for America, which pairs fellows with cities to use technology to develop data-drive apps to make public services more efficient.

Pellegrino Collaborative

March 4, 2015
Pellegrino Collaborative works with corporations and agencies, non-profits, and educational institutions to develop the organization’s brand and social impact. The multidisciplinary team of collaborators provides impactful communications, programming and strategies for clients.

NYC Service Corps Fellowship

March 4, 2015
NYC Service urges all New Yorkers to volunteer and serve their community and their city. The NYC Service Fellowship provides recent college graduates with the experience of working at the city level to organize and manage volunteer and service projects and initiatives.

City Hall Fellows

March 4, 2015
City Hall Fellows are college graduates interested in becoming community change agents through government work. Fellows gain hands-on experience in local city government through the year long Fellowship.

Bason, Christian

March 4, 2015
Christian Bason is director of innovation at MindLab, a cross-ministerial innovation unit that involves citizens and businesses in creating new solutions for society. Christian advises municipalities around the world on innovation in the public sector.

Cities of Service

March 4, 2015
Founded in New York City on September 10, 2009 by 17 mayors from across the nation, the bipartisan Cities of Service coalition and its member cities are responding to the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act’s historic call to action by finding new and innovative ways to harness the power of volunteers.

Urban Mechanics

March 4, 2015
New Urban Mechanics is an approach to civic innovation focused on delivering transformative City services to residents.

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