Civic engagement is an ever-important facet of the working relationship between city governments and their residents. Civic engagement involves a meaningful relationship between municipalities and their residents in which they work together to make sure government is responsive and equitable in meeting community needs. Effective engagement develops the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference with solutions. Data and technology offer new opportunities for broader engagement but also increase the need for thoughtful design with communities as active partners. The featured content below includes examples of civic engagement in practice, interviews, resources and more.
How Civic Tech Can Address Urban Inequality
Cities shouldn't just work for their neediest citizens. They also should work with them.