Field Scan of Civic Technology

Civic technology – the use of digital technologies and social media for serviceprovision, civic engagement, and data analysis – has the potential to…

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Summary

Civic technology – the use of digital technologies and social media for service
provision, civic engagement, and data analysis – has the potential to transform
cities and the lives of their low-income residents. Under commission from
Living Cities, we interviewed 25 people with expertise in cities, issues facing
low income people, and technology in June and July of 2012. This Field Scan
presents our synthesis of these interviews – in effect, a snapshot of the civic
tech field.