The city of Gainesville is being recognized nationally for its forward-thinking in terms of urban development.
A recent article in the Atlantic magazine spotlights 4 cities around the world uniquely improving their citizens lives through technology with Gainesville cited for it's citizen-centered design.
The city's "department of doing" is singled-out as particularly innovative.
The department allows new business owners to go to just one place for licenses, and permits.
(chip skinner, city of Gainesville spokesperson)
"we're looking at the issues that citizens are facing day to day and putting ourselves in their shoes and being empathic with them to create solutions for them." -Chip Skinner, city of Gainesville spokesperson
Gainesville was recognized alongside much larger cities like Medellin Columbia, Sydney Australia, and Detroit Michigan.