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GAFFTA’s Josette Melchor speaks at NYC’s Social Media Week

In a session entitled, “No More Silos: Amplifying Impact Through Openness and Collaboration”, Josette told the compelling story of GAFFTA’s beginnings, evolution and future visions for urban innovation. Threaded throughout were anecdotes of collaboration with other groups and individuals, from residents of the Tenderloin to Swissnex and the country of Singapore. She relates how the Summer…

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Soft Deployment Update

On October 24th, 2012 – the night of Game 1 of the World Series – SFMTA had a soft test deployment of the SMARTmuni app. Operations staff and management used the application to monitor the functioning of the rail system and and respond to incidents. Participants included representatives from Operations and Central Control and the Line Management…

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SMARTmuni Presents at the American Planning Association Conference

The California chapter of the American Planning Association invited the SMARTmuni team to present at their 2012 Annual Conference in Rancho Mirage on October 23rd. Project Director Judy van Soldt was part of a panel entitled, “Drivers of Change in Urban Mobility: Technology, Management and Planning.” SMARTmuni represents both a traditional and a futuristic solution…

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Procurement Discussion Features App

Helping Governments Use Non-traditional Vendors at Low Dollar Amounts From the Request for Awesome site at requestforawesome.com, authored by Esther Dyson, Tim Hwang, Waldo Jaquith, Max Ogden, Christine Outram, David Robinson, and Christina Xu The Problem There is a thriving community of civic technologists — people who apply internet technologies to governance problems. These people often…

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