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Avenir de l'urbanisme, conception des villes, initiatives et perspectives
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My City – Crowdsourced #urban planning platform | #Participatory #democracy

My City – Crowdsourced #urban planning platform | #Participatory #democracy | Urbanisme | Scoop.it

Via luiy
luiy's curator insight, June 4, 2014 6:04 AM

Collect ideas on improving your city


My City is a platform for sharing and discussing ideas on what can be improved in the city and how to make it happen.



Inspire people to take action


The platform lets users update the status of proposals, helping them feel engaged in the whole process of implementation.

bart rosseau's curator insight, June 5, 2014 3:19 AM

a fine example of crowdsource platforms...

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Crowdsourcing utopia: 21st century urbanism

Crowdsourcing utopia: 21st century urbanism | Urbanisme | Scoop.it

New forms of cooperative urbanism are harnessing the internet to achive grand civic goals.

A generation of intrepid software developers is creating powerful tools for ordinary people to work together to achieve civic goals. SeeClickFix.com and FixMyStreet.com are US and UK websites where users can report problems in their area directly to the relevant local authority. Collapsed walls, broken signage and faulty streetlighting can be logged by anyone in the community. Reports are mapped online while statistics about how swiftly issues are dealt with are automatically published, encouraging authorities to act quickly. Rather than individual complainants acting in isolation, the sites allow strangers to cooperate in holding their elected officials to account while improving their public spaces.

Critics argue the sites foster apathy − encouraging the public to rely on local authorities for relatively minor maintenance jobs rather than taking responsibility as a neighbourhood, but nevertheless, the idea of using decentralised web-based input as a generator for development is gathering momentum.

Via Lauren Moss
Norm Miller's curator insight, August 5, 2013 4:21 PM

A new form of town hall meetings