05/22/11 170 W - + 3 - 7 Raleigh Asks How Technology Can Aid City

That's a headline from today's News & Observer, and a pretty good summation of the mission of CityCamp Raleigh. Heard about that one? It's a citizen-driven, three-day event in downtown Raleigh in early June. It will consist of meetings and workshops and presentations, for participants to brainstorm on how technology can help the city.

And in particular, how technology can help with (a.) the services the city provides to citizens and (b.) the collaboration and communication with citizens, about those services and how they're managed. I think that's an accurate summation, but welcome corrections. Anyway, read the N&O article. Or visit the official CityCamp Raleigh site.

Will this event turn its participants eyes toward emergency services? I am guessing crime and thus police protection is on the agenda as an issue for discussion. It usually is. Fire protection? Don't know. Emergency medical services? Well, those are county-provided, so they could be outside their scope, if it's truly exclusive to city-provided services.

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