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City seeks applicants for mini-grants program

A new grant program may soon help Austin neighborhoods fund their small projects. more »

Apr 23, 2014 Central Austin

An urban forest is defined as all trees and vegetation in a geographic area bounded by municipal jurisdiction with typically more than 50,000 people.

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City adopts Urban Forest Master Plan

Austin City Council planted a vision for the city’s trees after adopting an Urban Forest Master Plan at its March 6 meeting. more »

Mar 26, 2014 Central Austin

Austin benefits from multiple providers of gigabit-level Internet service

A competition to provide Austinites access to gigabit-level Internet speeds is creating options for many residents who previously had only one. more »

Mar 26, 2014 Central Austin (1 Comments)

Parks are one area where city officials are looking at possibly using public-private partnerships.

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City looks at P3s as possible method for new development

As municipal budgets tighten and Austin continues to see development, partnerships between government and non-public entities may help the city advance its priorities through private projects. more »

Mar 26, 2014 Central Austin

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Francisca Rojas, Harvard Kennedy School of Government research director, and Frank Hebbert, OpenPlans director of civic works, discuss the ways in which open data and transparency can be used to benefit a wide audience.

Joe Olivieri

Step 1. Get data, Step 2. ???, Step 3. Big profit

Your government has a lot of useful public data, but it is not always in the most useful format. How can we, as a community, take that information and turn it into something productive? more »

Mar 12, 2012 SXSW Interactive

In the News: GovFresh

The City of Austin received a 2011 GovFresh second place award for excellence in government/citizen collaboration. The award was based on the city’s efforts in SpeakUp Austin, an online forum, special events and other outreach efforts. more »

Feb 29, 2012 Central Austin Impacts

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Featuring an estimated 2,000 musical acts on more than 100 stages, 130 feature film screenings and 1,000 interactive conference sessions, the annual event explores the convergence of music, independent film and emerging technologies. more »

Volunteers pick up trash, repair trails and install playground equipment at public parks during this annual community service day. more »