SCF takes our block watch to City Hall
Last fall, we reinvigorated a block watch in the Wooster Square neighborhood of New Haven after an increase in muggings in the neighborhood. We came together as a group to look for solutions and ways to partner with the police to help the situation. It was our third meeting when we identified a few issues that might be contibuting to the crime in our neighborhood, a dark street and bridge and a...
Anonymous asked: Have you thought about allowing people to register on the SeeClickFix site without having to authenticate with Facebook Connect? I'd like to be able to save my information on your site, but I personally don't like connecting my Facebook account with services like this.
SeeClickFix Watch Areas, Hobby Hall dance class,...
When people ask me how SeeClickFix actually works — how local governments deign to respond to complaints submitted via the web, especially when so many of them have already built their own online reporting forms — I start to sound like my mom. I start talking about how it’s good for them. As the Digital Development Director for Gannett New Jersey’s six websites —...
Making community problems community problems, not...
The City of Milwaukee (when they get it right) snail mails residents within 250’ of an establishment seeking some type of new license, renewal, zoning change, etc. There is also a self-subscribe system for receiving notifications like this by email, based on a certain geographical radius you can select. It’s not a well-advertised system or easy to use, so I have always promoted it and...
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The City of Manor is a small community of 6,500 people on the outskirts of Austin, Texas. Manor is most notably known for the creation of one of the first crowdsourced research & development divisions of government, called Manor Labs (http://www.manorlabs.org). Another aspect of Manor that is quite unique is its work order system, otherwise known as SeeClickFix. The City of Manor uses...
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See Click ... Sold! On Democracy
See Click Fix has renewed my faith in local democracy. I run a news website in New Haven. We found out quickly that news begins on See Click Fix, and we can find great stories there. We noticed that people having trouble with potholes or crime, etc., were putting the information there first — and that city officials were responding. One cop told me how he follows it every day to see...
SeeClickFix Your Way through Philly's Nor'easter
(photo taken by SCF user Rich at 1842 Gladstone St., Philadelphia) Snowed-in in Philly? SeeClickFix has your back. Check out the custom widget that Philly.com generated so that residents of the City of Brotherly Love can make sure their streets get plowed. SCF’s Philly community has been buzzing all day, as fixers around the city continue to fill up their watch areas with locations in...
SeeClickFix and the Smarter Cities/SCF Challenge
Sid Burgess is one of SeeClickFix’s most dedicated SideClicks — or community ambassadors. Here’s his take on the SCF Challenge, Feb 8-21 Change. A highly operative word, isn’t it? Change is what everyone wants, yet few of us look forward to it - much less dare to enact it. And that is where we cheat ourselves out of some amazing opportunities. As a little experiment,...
SeeClickFix allows anyone to: See - spot a non-emergency issue in your neighborhood Click - open a ticket describing the issue and what can be done to resolve it Fix - publicly report the issue to everyone for resolution Got a question for the SCF Team? Use Tumblr’s great new Ask feature
Cree Celebrates 3rd Anniversary of City of Raleigh... →
secondaryartifacts: “The city of Raleigh now favors LED lighting for all renovations and new projects,” explained Raleigh Assistant Manager Daniel Howe. “Working with Cree and becoming the world’s first LED City has given Raleigh the opportunity to jump ahead in deploying energy-efficient, solid-state lighting technology.” LED lighting can help cities save money from reduced energy consumption...