Over the first few months of my Fellowship at CITP, I have had the pleasure of meeting with a number of people from academia, non-profits, for-profit companies and government to discuss the role of digital technologies in fostering civic engagement. In a series of blog posts, I plan to set out ten principles that local governments and communities should look to as they evaluate whether their community is using digital technology effectively to promote civic engagement and solve local problems. Because I do not think that my work developing these principles is complete, I hope to use this forum as a way to offer ideas for further exploration. Feedback is welcome!
Principle #1: Know Your Community