Civic Funding For Civic Projects
12:17 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

When Money Is Short, Should Cities Crowdfund?

Cities all over are short on cash. And some are turning to crowdfunding to get public projects off the ground. From a streetcar in Kansas City to a skate spot in Portland, Oregon, sites like Neighbor.ly and Citizinvestor are making it easy for residents to raise money to fund civic projects. Marcie Sillman talks with Rodrigo Davies, a researcher at MIT’s Center for Civic Media about civic crowdfunding and its complications.

Produced by Hannah Burn.

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