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How to Get Started on a Civic Tech Project

On Wednesday, December 7th, we got together at the Texas Medical Center’s Innovation Center to hold a panel on some of the ways our community members have gotten started on civic tech projects, with updates on where those projects are now. The goal was to provide detailed accounts of how people like you have taken a few different ideas about …

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What is participatory budgeting?

Sketch City is working on a participatory budgeting pilot program in the Houston area. But what exactly does that mean? PB is an easy-to-understand, deliberate way of engaging people in the democratic process. In involves crowdsourcing ideas and letting citizens vote on which ideas get implemented. Here’s a great video from the Participatory Budgeting Project: We’re exploring several pilot programs …