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5 Cool City-Sponsored July Fourth Events!

5 Cool City-Sponsored July Fourth Events!

There’s nothing more American than going all out, and the 4th of July is as American as it gets! What better excuse to eat inordinate amounts of fried food, enjoy flashing fireworks displays, or kick back and relax with friends and family. With the actual holiday falling smack middle of the week this year, there’s […]

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Overcoming the STP (Same Ten People) Challenge and Rising Above the Noise

Overcoming the STP (Same Ten People) Challenge and Rising Above the Noise

While chatting with a city manager at the recent Florida City and County Managers Association (FCCMA) Annual Conference, we were introduced to some cool phrasing for a concept we are well familiar with: the STP. No, no, not the great 90s rock band. This STP is the Same Ten People that show up to your […]

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Explained: Why Facebook’s COO Swears by The Usage of Tech and Social Media in Connecting Cities to Their Residents

Explained: Why Facebook’s COO Swears by The Usage of Tech and Social Media in Connecting Cities to Their Residents

As we grow our work across cities in the US, we have seen, again and again, the ways in which city leaders are harnessing technology to improve their communication with and connection to their residents. Cities are becoming increasingly aware of the value of social media tools like Facebook and Twitter, which, unlike other traditional […]

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How West Sacramento is Using Data to Address the Challenges of Democracy in the Modern World

How West Sacramento is Using Data to Address the Challenges of Democracy in the Modern World

This year, at Smart Cities Week Silicon Valley 2018, held in Santa Clara, California, one of the guiding themes was “People First Cities.” In this context, West Sacramento, ZenCity’s first, pioneering US client, presented on “The Citizen-Centric Smart City (and How to Make Sure we Reach all Corners of Society)” panel. Jon Robinson, West Sac’s Deputy […]

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A ZenCity Mother’s Day Special

A ZenCity Mother’s Day Special

Ever wonder what it’s like to be mom of two and have a full time, fulfilling career while still finding time for yourself? Well ZenCity Developer Nathalie does. In honor of Mother’s Day, we asked Nathalie to get real with us and tell us what it’s like to be a software engineer and mom of […]

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Who moved my haystack?

Who moved my haystack?

What it means to be a data-driven city in a big data world “More data has been created in the past two years than in the entire previous history of the human race.” On social media platforms, websites, forums, streaming services and the like, the amount of data keeps growing each year. The opportunity in […]

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ZenCity Named Among Most Innovative AI Startups by Leading Tech Investors

ZenCity Named Among Most Innovative AI Startups by Leading Tech Investors

ZenCity is the Winner of Innovate.AI Competition in Israel, hosted by M12, Madrona Venture Group, Notion and Vertex Ventures Israel As the winner of the Innovate.AI competition in Israel, ZenCity has been officially selected from hundreds of startups working to transform the future through AI. Hosted by M12 (formerly Microsoft Ventures), along with their VC […]

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How well designed products can help you manage your city

How well designed products can help you manage your city

  With technology evolving at the speed of light, cities are doing a tremendous job going digital. Local government agencies are rising to the challenge and adopting new innovations. In doing so, they are boosting organizational efficiency and improving the services they provide citizens. As a User Experience (UX) designer at ZenCity, I’ve been impressed […]

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ZenCity Selected  to Join Microsoft ScaleUp Program

ZenCity Selected to Join Microsoft ScaleUp Program

ZenCity is honored to have been selected by tech giant Microsoft to take part in Microsoft ScaleUp, a global program dedicated to helping late-stage startups quickly scale. As part of the Microsoft for Startups initiative, Microsoft ScaleUp cherry-picks later stage startups to participate in an intense and unique international program. The outcomes include joint sales […]

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How Geolocation Technology Can Benefit City Managers

How Geolocation Technology Can Benefit City Managers

City managers derive significant benefit from understanding their citizens’ needs, and there has been a fantastic rise in technologies that help them do just this. One element that can make information on citizen needs even more valuable is knowing where those needs are. That’s where geolocation technology comes into play. At ZenCity we developed Name Entity […]

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