Citizen participation


Can citizens design their own streets?

Author | Jaime Ramos The fully realized smart city ideal offers a tool that goes beyond the advanced use of technology to improve the life of its citizens: the capacity to enable citizens to have a say not just in matters related to public affairs, but the city's own urban organization. The ...
Paul Duan, cofundador y presidente de Bayes Impact.

Paul Duan, co-founder and President of Bayes Impact: “We should trust in the power of the multitude”

Author | Tania Alonso Paul Duan is the person behind Bayes Impact, an NGO that uses Big Data and Artificial Intelligence to resolve social problems. One of its objectives is to create citizen-led public services, in collaboration with governments and thanks to technology. Bob, an employment search tool created in coordination with ...
Entrevista a Pablo Soto

Pablo Soto, regional representative of Transparency and Participation in Madrid: “Technology should be used to enhance institutions”

Author | Marcos Martínez The urban government concept has changed in recent decades, and technology has played an important part in terms of connecting citizens with the different city councils. Today, cities around the world are promoting citizen participation and part of their budget is being managed based on policies put ...