Rocking the digital city

The New York City Mayor’s Office has published the “Road Map for the Digital City.” It’s an exciting vision of a city government connecting to and empowering its citizens.

From the executive summary:

New York City government engages over 25 million people a year through more than 200 digital channels including, mobile applications, and social media.

As a pioneer in Open Government, New York City government has unlocked thousands of public records, enabling technologists to build tools that help New Yorkers everyday, from finding parking spaces to listening to audio tours of Central Park.

But we can do more. Road Map for the Digital City outlines a path to build on New York City’s successes and establish it as the world’s top-ranked Digital City, based on indices of Internet access, Open Government, citizen engagement, and digital industry growth.

Kudos to the team in the mayor’s office who see how cities can be made more efficient and livable with information and transparency.