As a result of just three virtual efforts, citizens are more engaged than ever before. They have opportunities to get involved in their city.
Posts Tagged: civic participation
Cities taking the first steps to turn great civic innovation ideas into reality during the 2016 #HackForChange.
Why do governments at all levels make it so difficult for those affected by policy decisions to affect those decisions?
On June 6, 2015 thousands of people from 106 communities took part in the National Day of Civic Hacking. Organized by Code for America, the annual event helps people come together and collaborate to make their communities stronger. The locally organized events welcome more than just those who crunch code. Around the country, organizers engaged people of all backgrounds, including tech experts, government employees, students, entrepreneurs,Read… Read more »
Anna York and I have spent the last 6 months working on a report looking at how U.S. Federal Agencies can use social media to enhance civic participation. Our work focuses more on the civic participation side than the web 2.0 side, and we hope that this report will help agencies as they begin toRead… Read more »