The Lifeblood of Democracy: Civic Engagement

Transforming civic knowledge into civic action is an essential part of democracy. Civic media is any form of communication that strengthens the social bonds within a community or creates a strong sense of civic engagement among its residents.
— MIT Center for Civic Media

City Limits

What elected officials, candidates, advocates and others are up to within the five boroughs. Submit your question today. We'll take the most popular and interesting ones to the candidates. Everything you want to know about the 2017 race but were afraid to ask.

New York Has a Chance to Embrace This New Type of Jail Design

New Yorkers tend to get riled up about undesirable infrastructure in their neighborhoods, whether it's homeless shelters or bus terminals. From 2009 to 2013, the residents of affluent Tribeca and SoHo were up in arms when the sanitation department said it would build a garage for garbage trucks in the area.


Where & how civic life takes place, is an open question. The lines between private & public, self-interested & civic are blurring as digital cultures transform means & patterns of communication around the world.
— The Civic Media Project | MIT Labs

Civic Engagement & ADVOCACY on Social Media