5 Ways Crowdsourcing Serves Our Governments

Friedrich Hayek wrote in 1945: "The knowledge of the circumstances of which we must make use never exists in concentrated or integrated form.” Today’s networks enable institutions to gain access to the wealth of creativity and insights that exists in the wider society.

In our previous blog post we talked about how the democratisation of expertise can help cities in solving contemporary challenges. Next to spotting who the citizen experts are, it’s as important to know how they can effectively collaborate and produce impact. In ‘Smart Citizens, Smarter State’, Beth Noveck shares five different forms of crowdsourcing, and how they can serve our governments.

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