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Civic tech could facilitate a more effective democracy

With the proper tools and services, citizens could have better access to information about their governments. Read more at The Guardian.

Civic tech shouldn’t be one-size-fits-all

Counties throughout the US have started addressing their specific problems and building civic engagement from the bottom-up. See full article at Tech Crunch.

One woman’s startup emphasizes the importance of building civic engagement

Firuzeh Mahmoudi’s startup, Irancubator, utilizes novel methods to keep Iran’s population informed on their civil rights and ways they can make a difference in their own society. Read article on Forbes.

Tools to keep citizens informed about their cities

Links are kiosks that will be set throughout cities like New York and London to keep their citizens more aware and engaged with their surroundings. Read more at Technology Review.

Jim Knight, Chief Education Adviser at TES Global, talks about our current education system and how it could be altered to facilitate more efficient learning over time.

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