Urban Planet: Citizen as Designer

Urban Planet is a daily roundup of blogs from around the world dealing specifically with urban environments. We’ll be on the lookout for websites outside the country that approach themes related to urban experiences and issues.

Brodie Boland at the Stanford Social Innovation Review asks: “Currently, our political system answers the question how do we decide between alternatives? Instead, it should ask how could we design better alternatives?” He suggests that new systems of governance must facilitate mass collaboration, assemble people based both on their differences and similarities, generate many ideas and find a way to weave them together, and draw on both sophisticated theory and lived experience.

Image from Civic Lab

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