Editor’s Note: This comes from the blog of the IBM Center for The Business of Government. Drawing from the book, New Power (by Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms), the premise is that “Participation needs to be much more than a website that allows you to point out occasional potholes in the street; it needs to be a constant and compelling experience that keeps people working together on the things that matter.” In their view, “The goal of new power is not to hoard it but to channel it.”
- What are the goals of civic engagement?
- What different models exist?
- What is a real-life example of a pioneer in engagement? The example of four initiatives in New York City show the pioneering spirit.
- What could hold back or expand engagement initiatives?
We’re glad to share this perspective as part of the Center’s “Envision Government in 2040” sessions.