Data Democracy Gavin Newsom Turns Government Into an App

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Data Democracy Gavin Newsom Turns Government Into an App
Commonwealth Club - SF Club Office
In his new book Citizenville, Newsom looks at how new digital tools can be used to dissolve political gridlock and technology can transform modern government. What would happen if the hours we spend playing Angry Birds could be used to crowd-source infrastructure design or participate in policy decisions? The former mayor of one of the country's most high-tech and progressive cities, Newsom sees the potential in harnessing the online power of the ordinary citizen. Come hear his visions for digital governance and how you can reinvent your relationship with the powers that be.

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