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This is a great article about how technology can create economic development in smalelr cities. While Milwaukee is not small, we are also not the size of Chicago, Oakland or New York. It includes two case studies: a city of 80,000 and a city of 213,000. This post was originally listed on and written [...]

Yelp plus public health data equals safer restaurants

I saw this post come across the wire, and thought it was too good not to share! Imagine: Yelp and the City of Milwaukee combining forces to improve government efficiency and public service through a public-private partnership! From the original post: Exciting news today — San Francisco and Yelp jointly announced that in collaboration with NYC, they’ve [...]

Living Cities: The Civic Technology Movement

NOTE: This post is not from MDI. It was from a post by Zac Townsend on the Living Cities Blog. The original publish date was August 6th, 2012. Dreaming Bigger in the Civic Technology Movement A vibrant technical community has recently coalesced around creatively solving civic problems. Code for America is just the best example [...]