search cancel – Improving London Collectively

CoCreateLondon.comI am featuring this site if only because I would love to see similar ones come along and cover major cities in the US. The title of the website itself is pretty clear, and it gives you a good indication of what to expect if you visit it.


It is a community resource with a concise aim: the betterment of London.

The site involves suggestions that are put forth by users, and then voted upon both by other users and site visitors. When I checked it out, some featured suggestions included “Putting air conditioning on the tubes would improve life in London during the Summer 100%” and “Encourage more frequent outdoor dancing!”. The one that topped the list, incidentally, was the suggestion that read “Free wi-fi hotspots in public spaces across town”.

I don’t really know if someone is paying any heed to these suggestions. But as a starting point, these sure are interesting. And the fact that people could actually have a key input in the way their hometowns are evolving just can’t be obviated, much less dismissed. In Their Own Words

“What Would You Do To Make London A Better Place?”

Why It Might Be A Killer

It can let people play a decisive role in the way their actual hometown takes shape, and it will hopefully generate a couple of related sites dealing with other cities.

Some Questions About

When will we see something like this for American cities?

Author : Roger Hollings

Born and bred in Maine, Roger is one of the longest-standing writers for A translator by trade, he is passionate about art in all its forms. He enjoys both classic and contemporary literature, nature photography and music from both sides of the Atlantic. Fascinated by technology from an early age, he has always explored the ways in which computers let people articulate their thoughts and communicate better with the world at large.

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