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Webinar: Rethinking Civic Technology's Place & Purpose

For all the upward movement in the civic technology space, too often, governments adopt technology to appease pressure rather than to truly fix broken or outdated processes.

Thus, much of the civic tech space is ignored, seen as  “nice-to-have” or as a checkbox on a list – as ends, rather than tools, as authors Stephen Goldsmith and Susan Crawford warn against in their book, The Responsive City.

I'd like to invite everyone to this complimentary webinar on February 25 at 2:30 (EST), where we’ll hear from Goldsmith, a Harvard Professor and the former Deputy Mayor of New York City, as well as myself, as we discuss the next and necessary evolution of civic tech and the real measurement of how to improve civic engagement in total: applying technology to government processes in such a way that processes improve, decisions are more well-informed and government staff and officials can more easily do their jobs.

Hope to see you there!

Register for the webinar