According to Abigail Gilbert of the New Local Government Network, “Technology is an enabler of new social relationships. But it can only present opportunities for social change to the extent that these changes are conceived and explored by the people who design and create it. For civ-tech and gov-tech to make people more creative, collaborative, and self-determining, councils play a key role in ensuring that design is democratically influenced, and service user-centric.”
Abigail will be discussing these ideas at our upcoming ‘conversations workshop‘ on April 27. She’ll be joined in conversation by Jeffrey Peel, Editor of Citizen2020, and Stephen Morgan, Co-Founder of Squiz.