This Civic Engagement Platform Opens Communication with Local Government

By: Alyson Wyers - Sep 30, 2015
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Town meetings used to be an excellent way for community members to have their say in their local government -- something this civic engagement platform is trying to make more relevant in the digital age. CitizenLab encourages people to get involved with their municipal governments by creating two-way communication.

City citizens are able to post their ideas on the civic engagement platform, while other inhabitants can comment on their concepts. They can even vote for their favorite ideas. In addition to being interactive, the system is categorized, customized and moderated.

On the other hand, local governments can consult the opinions of their constituents. The most vital concerns can be flagged to city council and acted upon. However, the platform is intended to host ideas rather than raise issues.