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The following is a collection of advocacy organizations, funding sources, media coverage, online tools, and software focused on making cities better, more efficient, and more resilient. The majority are U.S.-based and focused, so we particularly welcome suggestions from other parts of the world. Please email info@thecity2.org
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    Change by Us is an online platform developed by Local Projects to share ideas and undertake projects to improve cities.  
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    City Forward is an online platform created by IBM that enables people to view and interact with data about cities. 
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    CommunityPlanIT is a game-based, online engagement platform to aid local planning efforts. 
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    Give a Minute crowdsources ideas to make cities better, designed by Local Projects, and focused on Chicago and Memphis. 
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    Public Stuff is a tech startup creating and web and mobile apps that connect people with their municipal government. 
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    I'm a City Changer is a program of UN-Habitat to share and spread individual, corporate, and public initiatives stories about cities. 
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    Neighborland is a community-focused, online platform to exchange ideas and connect with people to affect change in cities. 
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    The Noun Project is a database of graphic icons and symbols representing civic activities, services, and spaces.  
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    SeeClickFix is an online platform that allows anyone to report and track non-emergency issues anywhere in the world via the web.  
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    TheSmarterCity is an interactive experience created by IBM to visualize how cities can better integrate data and technology. 
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    Soul of the Community is a three-year study conducted by Gallup of 26 communities of interest to the Knight Foundation.  
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    Worldchanging is an online, open-source community dedicated to improving living conditions through innovative and sustainable design. 
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    The World Urban Campaign, coordinated by UN-Habitat, is a global platform dedicated to creative, resilient and sustainable cities and communities. 
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    The Civic Crowd maps initiatives and ideas for citizen-powered change, providing an open platform to share, discuss, propose, and volunteer on projects.  
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    CityMart.com is a new global marketplace to connect cities with solutions providers in areas such as health, transport, mobility, logistics, public services, tourism.  
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    Textizen is a text-based system for citizen input, feedback, and engagement developed by Code for American in partnership with the City of Philadelphia. 
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    City Atlas is a New Yorker’s com­pre­hen­sive guide to events, ideas and actions that are pos­i­tively impact­ing and form­ing our city’s future. 
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