The Lifeblood of Democracy: Civic Engagement

Running Against the Grain: Five Council Races on Non-Traditional Party Lines

In a city where about 70 percent of active voters are registered Democrats, it's often said that City Council elections aren't decided on Election Day, but in the September primary.

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