Civic engagement is not only essential for formal city planning processes, but it is at the core of digital urban transformation into smart and sustainable cities and communities. The most widely used ways of engaging citizens, town hall meetings and surveys (even with social media campaigns), leave citizen participation rates low and a majority of citizens in the dark about what is being done in their city.
Enabling citizens to provide opinions and feedback as well as to participate in decision making processes is the subject of this top list. Through new forms of urban governance and participation, cities and communities embrace the ability to collaborate with their citizens to co-create a better and smarter city for all.
Explore five leading citizen engagement solutions that aim to bridge the gap between local government, especially city planners, and citizens.