e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government and the Digital Communities Program today announced the top-ranked cities in the 2013 Digital Cities Survey.  This year’s top-ranked cities — Boston; Irving, Texas; Avondale, Ariz.; and Palo Alto, Calif. — improved transparency with open government initiatives and access to city services via mobile apps. The cities eliminated waste and enhanced service levels using agile project management, and reduced costs and improved services through advanced analytics and performance measures. Learn more about their accomplishments here. “Nationally the number of tech-savvy digital cities is increasing, particularly among the larger jurisdictions responding to the survey,” said Todd Sander, Executive Director of the Center for Digital Government. “The top digital cities are leaders in open data and transparency efforts, as well as innovators in deploying mobile applications to citizens while conforming to fiscal standards.”

The top 10 ranked cities will be honored at a special awards ceremony during the National League of Cities’ (NLC) annual conference in Seattle on November 15th.

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