Smart City Leaders Need Better Governance Tools.Part of this leadership is finding innovative and cost effective solutions to intractable problems – and that often lies in engaging constituents for input on the problems and feedback on the solutions.
Broadband availability is arguably one of the most important socio-economic issues faced by policy makers today. Many view broadband as the 4th utility; but not everyone has access. The State of Vermont, however, has made 100% coverage one of its top priorities.
A key part of smart city governance is informing and serving citizens, who now expect a higher level of efficiency and transparency than they did in the past. This website helps deliver on this requirement – and is a step toward a more open government.
By soliciting input and feedback from citizens, Vermont is using an innovative technique to help improve its efficiency and effectiveness. But perhaps more importantly it provides a means to empower frustrated citizens – by engaging them directly in the process.
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