“Civic Tech” has become a bit of a buzzword lately. But what exactly is it? The Omidyar Network, in collaboration with Purpose, recently released an extensive report on Civic Technology called “Engines of Change.” GovFresh took that report and summarized it in … More
ICYMI, Laura Royden offers a roundup of the many ways city leaders are engaging citizens via social media. Royden provides an excellent breakdown and links to a variety of online platforms that city leaders have used, plus the challenges that engagement … 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
Robert Voigt, a Planner, Artist and Blogger; specializing in citizen engagement, uses animated paper craft to explain the basics of social media strategies for municipalities
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.