Toward Inclusive Urban Technology – lessons learned

Benton has a new publication out (Toward Inclusive Urban Technology: Lessons, cases, and resources developed by local technology). They pull out two lessons:

  • Achieving “Build With” Standards for Smart City Planning
  • Authentic Civic Engagement for Emerging Technology

Two lessons that are not exclusive to urban areas or for that matter to technology programs but it’s a good reminder. They give a number of examples where the targeted users were and weren’t part of the solution – the difference is clear. The stories are interesting and if your community is thinking about ways to integrate technology, there are some good examples. And the graphic helps describe a process that works.

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (, hosts a radio show on MN music (, supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota ( and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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