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Connecting Citizens To Their Government By Turning It Into A Game

Connecting Citizens To Their Government By Turning It Into A Game | Urban Life | Scoop.it

PlanIt is a game about the issues that face local government, designed to get people (especially young people) more involved and understanding of what goes in to managing their communities.

 

It works like this: A group--say, a planning commission or small business--puts up a few hundred dollars for community investment. Players register on the PlanIt platform, and take part in three "missions." To win pledgeable "coins," they complete "challenges" within each mission. Then the projects with the most pledged coins get real cash to spend.

 

About half the players so far have been under 18. Gordon says younger people add a lot of competitive spirit, and are important for encouraging others to play. "This is their first introduction to anything to do with civic engagement. They provide really meaningful input into these issues. And not only that, they also tend to motivate the adults."


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Connectivism and Global Collaboration in Education

Connectivism and Global Collaboration in Education | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Connectivism, introduced in the mid 2000′s, is an idea based on the premise that knowledge exits within systems and is acquired by individuals who interact collaboratively within activities r...

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Fifty People One Question :: Welcome

Fifty People One Question :: Welcome | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Fifty People One Question, a film series exploring human connections through people and place. Brought to you by Crush + Lovely & Deltree.
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Knight doubles down on tech’s potential to connect communities for action

Knight doubles down on tech’s potential to connect communities for action | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Photo credit: Code for America on Flickr For several years, an important slice of Knight Foundation’s grantmaking has been devoted ...
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Life by a thousand connections

Life by a thousand connections | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Background The everyday actions of architects and urban planners influence the everyday physical activity of people by creating the networks of streets and public spaces through which people move. ...
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Latitude Research° | Life connected

Latitude é uma consultoria internacional de pesquisa que explora como as novas informações e tecnologias de comunicação podem melhoraras experiências humanas.
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