Change by Us launches in NYC today!
Local Projects is pleased to announce Change by Us, a civic engagement platform that lets residents organize projects together, which launched today NYC. Check it out at changeby.us/nyc.
Using both text messaging and the site itself, New Yorkers can submit ideas for a more sustainable city. Based on those ideas, the site connects visitors and invites them into project groups. Project groups connect to existing city resources and community organizations to help them achieve their goals. Change by Us grew out of a partnership between Local Projects and CEOs for Cities, a think tank for urban issues. The project is funded by the Rockefeller and Knight Foundations. With a mission to reinvent public participation for the 21st century, earlier versions of Change by Us are already running in Chicago and Memphis, where thousands of people have submitted ideas for improving transportation, and utilizing the city’s talent more effectively.
Check out what the New York Times City Room wrote, the New York Times Green, the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, New York Daily News, SIlive, Streetsblog and more. Follow the conversation about the Change by Us launch in NYC on Twitter at hashtag #ChangebyUsNYC.