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A Philly urbanist was just named to BBC’s 100 Women list of 2019 civic

Oct. 16, 2019 2:21 pm

A Philly urbanist was just named to BBC’s 100 Women list of 2019

Women Led Cities Initiative cofounder Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman was nominated in the list's "Earth" category alongside the likes of climate change activist Greta Thunberg.
8 social good projects from Code for Philly’s monthlong ‘Phundamentals’ hackathon civic

Oct. 4, 2019 2:30 pm

8 social good projects from Code for Philly’s monthlong ‘Phundamentals’ hackathon

Several of the civic tech projects focused on data transparency, solutions for citywide issues like the opioid crisis or mass incarceration, or creating a technology that helps undeserved populations.
Philly is hosting a firefighting tech symposium in Old City this week civic

Sep. 23, 2019 12:17 pm

Philly is hosting a firefighting tech symposium in Old City this week

Professionals across the tech, emergency response and medical industries will gather for three days of firefighting innovation.
The newly digitized census count is coming on fast. Here’s what you need to know civic

Sep. 16, 2019 3:46 pm

The newly digitized census count is coming on fast. Here’s what you need to know

On Sept. 17, Philly Counts is calling all city residents to attend a training and inform their communities on the 2020 U.S. census.
These 7 Code for Philly projects are using tech for collective empowerment civic

Sep. 13, 2019 11:56 am

These 7 Code for Philly projects are using tech for collective empowerment

It's not too late to join the monthlong Launchpad 2019: Phundamentals hackathon, which asks participants to consider: What should be considered vital to the success of all Philadelphians, and how can we better use our technology as bridges between ourselves?
Pennsylvania’s controversial risk-assessment tool was just approved civic

Sep. 6, 2019 12:41 pm

Pennsylvania’s controversial risk-assessment tool was just approved

The sentencing algorithm has been in the works for nearly a decade, and its critics say it could unfairly target people of color.
Follow along as this Philly urbanist rides SEPTA … All. Day. Long. civic

Aug. 28, 2019 1:21 pm

Follow along as this Philly urbanist rides SEPTA … All. Day. Long.

And he's live tweeting the whole adventure!
Independence Seaport Museum is hosting an emergency-weather hackathon civic

Aug. 26, 2019 11:58 am

Independence Seaport Museum is hosting an emergency-weather hackathon

On Saturday, Sept. 7, teams of young people will present their plans for dealing with an emergency weather situation at the museum.
The hottest new Twitter account is … the Pennsylvania Treasury? civic

Aug. 22, 2019 12:55 pm

The hottest new Twitter account is … the Pennsylvania Treasury?

The folks behind the account have quickly gained a following by tweeting a mixture of Mike Scott memes and financial information.
You can vote for these SXSW panels by Philly folks through the end of the week civic

Aug. 21, 2019 12:00 pm

You can vote for these SXSW panels by Philly folks through the end of the week

Check out 15 proposed panels led by Philadelphians for South by Southwest 2020.

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