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Rating the Effectiveness of Eight Approaches to Civic Engagement
Shannon McHarg provides insight into a system for measuring civic engagement as created by Code for America. The volunteer problem solving organization has created an Engagement Standard comprised of five elements: Reach, Channels, Information, Productive Actions, and Feedback Loops.
The eight approaches to civic engagement announced in the headline here and in McHarg's article refers to eight different platforms, which are each easily evaluated by rating according to those five elements. The eight platforms, in order of how the perform according to Code for America's Engagement Standard:
- Participatory Budgeting
- Regulation Room
- We the people
McHarg goes platform by platform, showing how each of them rate relative to the five elements.