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Rating apps

Nosh. me is one such app which let's people rate their food, how could this type of rating system be used to give citizens the power to communicate what they think is in need to fixing in their city?

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There are many official city rating tools like The Economist Intelligence Unit liveability ratings, and some more unofficial ones such as Monocle's which Meena has mentioned over here. These seem to be rather quantitative and not based on people's experiences so much. Unofficially, there are also crowd-sourced ratings systems for you to rate food, accommodation etc such as nosh.me/tripadvisor etc.

How could a crowd sourcing ratings system be used to connect the citizens rating their city's infrastructure & services with those who have some power, so that the real needs of the public are met and addressed. Can this empower citizens and help direct government resources to the most pressing urban problems?

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Photo of Meena Kadri

Great idea to look sideways at the challenge in this way, Charlotte. It's exactly what Nathan was suggesting here: http://bit.ly/oi_analogous Way to go!

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