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See Something, Say Something: The app that fights transport crime

Dealing with anti-social behaviour on buses and trains is a tough problem – but the West Midlands’ transport network is using a smartphone app so the public can act as its eyes and ears. See Something, Say Something is offered by Centro, which co-ordinates the region’s bus, rail and tram services. It allows passengers to […]

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Herefordshire’s pothole map: Taking council data on the road

Potholes are a major problem for councils – and road users often don’t find out about them until it’s too late. Herefordshire Council’s opened up how it deals with this headache. It’s started displaying reported potholes on a map, with details of whether or not they’ve been fixed by the council. “We had a huge pothole […]

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Helsinki Infoshare: How a capital city was opened up

Speak to anybody involved in opening up government data, and it won’t be long before they praise what’s happening in Finland – particularly in the capital city of Helsinki. One initiative sees papers for government and city meetings made available through open data so citizens can use apps to keep tabs on what’s being discussed, […]

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Clacks Kids: Giving rural families a helping hand

Most talk about civic technology focuses on what it can do for cities. But that neglects its possibilities for bringing countryside communities together. A Code for Europe project is reusing open source software to help parents access vital children’s services in a rural area of Scotland. Clackmannanshire is Scotland’s smallest council area, with 50,000 residents. […]

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FixBCN: Cleaning up Barcelona with open source

Barcelona’s citizens will soon have a simpler and more efficient way of reporting street issues, thanks to a Code for Europe project to bring open source software to the city’s services. FixBCN is being created for the Catalan capital by ?lhan Ad?yaman, a Code for Europe fellow placed at Barcelona’s city council. It’s based around the Open 311 system used […]

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