Instead of solving the world’s problem let’s look at local civic engagement. How can we get more local involvement–not just people complaining or criticizing, but people actually doing stuff. Among the questions we might want to answer are:
- Why don’t people get involved? (Do we know?)
- What could make involvement more productive?
- Could technology improve things? Is so, how?
Wikipedia on Civic Engagement
Committing to Local Civic Action Is Something We Should All Be Doing – Pacific Standard
In an era of increasing distrust for governance institutions, we should return to the local level, seeking grassroots opportunities for civic life.
ICMA: the international civic management association