Question of the Month: What Are the Best Tech Tools?

Question of the Month: What Are the Best Tech Tools?

What are your favorite apps and tech tools? Tell us, and your nominee may appear in the June issue of Next American City.

For our forthcoming 30th issue — our largest ever — we’re doing a special section entirely focused on technology and cities. We’ll look at how new media and technology tools can enhance urban life, foster a culture of open government, increase civic engagement and make services more efficient. We want to know what apps and tech tools you use or admire as city-dwellers, and we’d like to hear your nominations for the best FREE apps and tech tools out there. We’re looking for ideas in four categories:

- Governance: Tools and apps that make government more efficient and open, and facilitate government/citizen interaction – Civic engagement: Tools and apps that help rally volunteers, spread ideas and news and increase participation – Getting around: Tools and apps that help transit users, walkers, bikers and drivers move around town – Urban Planning: Tools and apps for planners – professional and amateur

If your tech tool of choice doesn’t fit neatly into one of these categories, don’t worry about it; just send it along. same goes for tools that are locally oriented; other cities can learn from great examples of local tech. Share your thoughts in the comments below, via Twitter, on our Facebook page or via email to julia[at]

Thanks for sharing, and look for Issue 30, available June 1, to see the results!

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