Civic Crowdfunding


Startup Allows People To Invest In Affordable Housing

New tool empowers neighbors to invest in their forgotten neighborhoods, and create wealth while doing so.

October 11, 2017 - Modern Cities

Tactical Urbanism

Five Low Cost Ideas to Make Your City Wealthier

What do you do when you realize your city is never going to be able to subsidize enough businesses to create the jobs you need?

January 10, 2017 - Modern Cities

Bus Stop

Help Transit Riders Improve Their Bus Stops

Riders in ten cities are raising money to spruce up their bus stops.

August 8, 2016 - Streetsblog

Public Garden (don't reuse)

Let's Talk About Civic Crowdfunding and Government Responsibility

A reply to skeptics about the democratic power and potential of civic crowdfunding platforms.

April 4, 2016 - Katie Lorah

Project Backboard

More Than Money: Civic Crowdfunding for Participatory Community Development

Crowdfunding platforms have attracted attention for their capacity to bring together likeminded people from far-flung corners of the world. Worth building on, however, is the ability of some platforms to bring together neighborhoods and communities.

December 8, 2015 - Robert Goodspeed

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