Athlyn Cathcart-Keays reports on the growing use of crowdfunding for neighborhood regeneration—and fun stuff like swimming in the Thames—in London, UK: Architect Chris Romer-Lee had a wild idea: Why not turn part of the River Thames into a swimming pool? … More
Head’s up for a webinar offered by MetroQuest looking at how the city of Abbotsford, BC has implemented a successful online engagement called Abbotsfwd. When: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 1:00-1:45 pm ET, 10:00- 10:45 am PT Registration is required, but … More
The 21st Century is the age of Big Data. But if we want it to also be the age of Good Governance, we must remember that cities cannot thrive on data alone. So argues Cat Matson, Chief Digital Officer of the City … More
A new report from the World Bank Group takes an extensive look at how to evaluate the effectiveness of digital civic engagement. While largely based on nation-level case studies, the guide provides information helpful at all levels of government, from … More
The paper explores the difference between systems that allow for individual feedback and those that allow for more extensive deliberation and collective action, and which allow for better government responsiveness.