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This Week in #CivicTech: LA Crowdsources Their Style Guide

The Code for America network is made up of more than 26,000 people around the world who help make their communities and governments work better. Here’s a brief snapshot of what happened across the network this week:

100 Years of Anchorage

Code for Anchorage just published a map of all of its parcels colored by decade built.



LA Crowdsources Their Style Guide

The City of LA is asking for annotations and contributions to their design style guide.  All of the code for their guide is open source and viewable on Gitlab. The style guide itself uses a tool called pattern lab.

Code for SF National Day Recap

Code for San Francisco published their 2015 National Day of Civic Hacking recap. Winning projects include:

  1. Made with Open Data
  2. Housing Data Modeling
  3. San Francisco in Progress

Open Austin Helps Found AustinCityUp

Open Austin is one of the founding members of AustinCityUp, a new Smart Cities collaboration between local nonprofits, community groups, technology startups, and the City.

Open Cleveland Gets Their City on Transitapp

The popular transit schedule app wrote about how they worked with Open Cleveland and others to open up local transit data.

Cape Town Budget Project

Code for South Africa and other partners just published the Cape Town Budget Project, a well designed look at where the City budget is allotted. As part of this project, Code for South Africa developed Wazimap, a fork of Census Reporter, a US Knight News funded project.

#HelpWanted: Mapping Food Stamp Phone Trees

Code for America could use some help with mapping out complicated government phone trees.

Australia starts Its Own 18F

Australia ramps up digital services with its own 18F inspired office. The Digital Transformation Office will work with the Australian government to redesign service delivery. They’ve already published their own design standards and had a hand in redesigning the country’s website.

Code for Asheville launches Open Housing

Code for Asheville‘s National Day of Civic Hacking event was focused on affordable housing. They recently launched Open Housing as a place to gather all of their work on housing. Its a great model for other Brigades to follow.

Past weekly updates can be found at #civictech or in slide form for your hacknights.