Web-based GIS tools are already in use by governments and they have already proved their worth by providing citizens increased transparency and accountability. Now is the time to apply the same patterns and practices to redistricting, ultimately rebuilding trust in the process.
Posts Tagged: citizen engagement
Geography is destiny.” It is a phrase that owes its origin to early theories of geopolitics. It’s originally credited to Napoleon, prior to his army invading Russia. Here’s what it has to do with redistricting.
The root of this angst, or mistrust about redistricting, has to do with a lack of trust. Like laws and sausage, we never really see it get made.
With so many channels of engagement available, agencies have struggled to develop best practices and standard processes. One tool that is proving popular, however, is text messaging campaigns that reach a broader audience.
There is quite a bit of writing these days about how data is the catalyst to government innovation. Over the last several years, the conversation has turned towards how the innovation needed to face the 21st-century challenges requires us to get these data conversations right.
There is no doubt that this is a crisis; a true state of emergency. Lots is being done, but there is room to do more. We need to put a face to this crisis.
What’s at the heart of solving some of our nation’s biggest issues like poverty, homelessness and drug addiction? The answer lies in data.
Balancing best practices in management with strong IT practices are a must. Here are some guidelines to live by.
How can communities come together and address the growing crises of homelessness? Technology and GIS may be helpful ways to start.
What does government have in common with the legendary Bigfoot? More than you think.