Smart Cville Announces 2019 Board of Directors Expansion

We are pleased to announce the election of three new members to our Board of Directors beginning in January 2019. The new Board members are… Amanda Poncy (Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, City of Chartlottesville) Devin Harris, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor Department of Engineering Systems and Environment, University of Virginia) Emily Kilroy (Director of Communications and Public[…]

Microsoft Meets Charlottesville Open Data – Building Footprints

On October 12, 2018, the New York Times published an article on a remarkable achievement from Microsoft, “A Map of Every Building In America.” The map provides insight on the structure and form of our impact on the environment, as well as the influence of history, geology, and culture on the manmade landscape. In addition[…]

PRESS RELEASE: Virginia School Discipline Project Expands to Richmond Area

PRESS RELEASE:  Virginia School Discipline Project Expands to Richmond Area Tackling systemic inequity by making school discipline information more accessible Recent data shows that more than 10% of Virginia students are suspended each year, with suspensions disproportionately falling on students of color and students with disabilities.  Smart Cville is pleased to announce the Richmond-area expansion[…]

PRESS RELEASE: 2018 Civic Innovation Day

PRESS RELEASE: Local Governments to Partner with Citizens to Tackle Public Problems Hands on civic engagement to occur at second annual Charlottesville Civic Innovation Day Charlottesville, VA, May 17, 2018 Smart Cville and presenting sponsor WillowTree are pleased to announce the second annual Charlottesville Civic Innovation Day (CID) which will take place on June 2[…]

Make MyCville App Data Open

As proponents of good digital government, we’re excited that the City of Charlottesville has finally launched a “311-like” service app called MyCville.  This app is powered by Accela and offers basic functionality for users to submit issues, requests, and questions.  Most importantly, it seems as if citizens will be able to track responses and follow-ups[…]

Revitalizing Democracy: Is it Time to Rethink Local Boards and Commissions?

Learn more about Charlottesville Boards and Commissions More than hundred years ago, Progressive Era reformers, among the ranks of whom included former President Theodore Roosevelt, Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis and Mary Munford, sought to end corruption and make local governments more democratic and efficient through restructuring political institutions.  As part of the reforms, cities[…]

PRESS RELEASE: Smart Cville Releases Virginia School Discipline Project Tool

  Smart Cville is pleased to announce the release of the Virginia School Discipline Project, an online tool aimed at helping families navigate complex procedures and know their rights when their students are disciplined in Virginia public schools. Recent data shows that more than 10% of Virginia students are suspended each year, with suspensions disproportionately[…]