Screenshot of citysandbox Home Page (2011).

Screenshot of citysandbox Home Page (2011).

Here’s an interesting site I learned about from GovLoop today: It has similar functions to the Forum pages and is designed to help citizens ask questions about city issues and post information. From their FAQs:

CitySandbox is a project of the Social App Lab at CITRIS that aims to be a tool for community members to identify, publicise and resolve local issues. Members are encouraged to ask questions, join discussions, implement events and to vote on ongoing issues. In this way, CitySandbox hopes to provide an easy and fun way for communities to form collective opinions and actions.

The Social App Lab at CITRIS, at my Alma Mater UC Berkeley, is working on lots of interesting designs for games and using new technologies in cities. Their courses look fascinating, wish I could go back to school!

Andy Nash

August 15, 2011


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