Technology and social networks are changing many aspects of how we live, work and play.

Unfortunately, this has yet to spill over significantly to change the relationship between city residents and their governments, or to improve the lives of low-income people.

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.

Resource Document: Takeaways from Urban Policy Advisory Group Session on Civic Technology
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