Goodspeed Published in Planetizen on Civic Crowdfunding
Assistant Professor of Urban Planning Robert Goodspeed was recently published in Planetizen, an online urban planning publication. The article, "More Than Money: Civic Crowdfunding for Participatory Community Development," was coauthored alongside Katie Lorah. Lorah is Communications and Creative Strategy Director at ioby, a civic crowdfunding platform in Brooklyn, NY.
Goodspeed introduces crowdfunding as a way for citizens to implement and participate in neighborhood projects like public art, community gardens, pop-up festivals, and protected bike lanes. This type of community development, which may or may not include government collaboration, empowers citizens and community organizations to lead the improvement of their neighborhoods. The article looks into several key questions about civic crowdfunding including how it might foster inclusive communities, technology platforms, democratic accountability, and neighborhood impacts. The authors plan to investigate these questions in future collaborative research.
To read the full article, visit: http://www.planetizen.com/node/82617/more-money-civic-crowdfunding-participatory-community-development