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Better ReykjavikUse Case

Better Reykjavík is an online consultation forum where citizens are given the chance to present their ideas on issues regarding services and operations of the City of Reykjavík. Anyone can view the open forum and registered users who approve the terms of participation can participate in the forum. The City of Reykjavík commits itself to formally address the ideas presented on Better Reykjavík in the following manner: Each month, the five top rated ideas are processed in the appropriate standing committee. In addition, the top rated idea in each category is addressed in the appropriate standing committee every month (the categories are tourism, operations, recreation and leisure, sports, human rights, art and culture, education, transportation, planning, administration, environment, welfare, various). The procedure is as follows: At 12 noon, on the last weekday of each month, the five top rated ideas on Better Reykjavík and the top rated idea of each category are moved into a specific area on the Better Reykjavík site after which they can no longer be rated. These ideas, along with the arguments and discussions about them, are addressed in the appropriate standing committee as soon as possible. They should preferably be addressed within one month. Summer holidays in the standing committees can however prolong the formal address of the ideas. A standing committee can send ideas to district committees for discussion as needed. Other ideas that are not addressed by the City of Reykjavík will remain open for discussion among the users of Better Reykjavík.

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City of Seattle’s dialogue about Housing AffordabilityUse Case

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray launched an ambitious plan to dramatically increase the supply of affordable housing. Consider.it is helping the City of Seattle engage local residents in developing the plan.

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Voces ciudadanas en la nueva Constitución de la CDMXUse Case

Mexico City just launched a massive experiment in digital democracy. It is asking its nearly 9 million residents to help draft a new constitution through social media. Chilangos can petition for issues to be included in the constitution through Change.org and make their case in person if they gather more than 10,000 signatures. They can also annotate proposals by the constitution’s drafters via PubPub, an editing platform similar to Google Docs.

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The DAO - Consider.itUse Case

The DAO was a prominent attempt to create a decentralized cooperative organization existing entirely on the internet, setting records in raising $150m of crowdfunding from thousands of individuals. The DAO had many challenges to overcome as an unprecedented social experiment. The community adopted Consider.it to help address one of these problems: aggregating and gauging community support about (1) what to invest in and (2) how to self-govern. Consider.it delivered: it became the community's primary forum for deliberating ideas and gauging community sentiment.

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Diem25 - ConsideritUse Case

DiEM25 is a pan-European movement of democrats across borders. We believe that the European Union is disintegrating. Europeans have lost confidence in the possibility of bringing European solutions to European problems. At a time when confidence in the EU is in decline, we are witnessing the rise of misanthropy, xenophobia and toxic nationalism. If we do not put an end to this development, we fear a return to the 1930s. That is why we met despite our various political traditions - green, radical left, liberal - to repair the EU