Army of Techies Taking on City Hall, Coding to Fix Local America, and Developing the Do-It-Yourself City
How an Army of Techies Is Taking on City Hall
By: Anya Kamenetz, November 29, 2010
Fast Company article on citizens (and yes, politicians are citizens) engaging in basic community maintenance, and those working to make web and mobile technologies use city data and neighborhood requests for community care-taking.
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Also see Do-It-Yourself-City (which Fast Company does not mention).