This October, Code for America challenged civic-minded technologists to launch a civic engagement app in their community by election day. Volunteers in 24 cities, including Kansas City, Missouri, stepped up to the challenge.
Kansas City is developing its own local wiki page, www.wikikc.org, to curate locally relevant information and share ideas for future planning. Kansas City’s page allows anyone to be involved in writing its history. Appropriate for the new attitude and exciting spirit of a city remaking itself.
“Far from isolating us from one another, Kansas City is using technology to bring people together, tell our story and find a path forward. Projects like the local wiki are ways for anyone to contribute and shape our community narrative. This is also a way to discover new connections between residents, businesses and their government,” said Mayor Sly James.
Kansas City is a 2013 Code for America Fellow city, 15th on Bloomberg’s list of top American Cities, 5th in a study of best social media governments and first in the hearts of its citizens. All residents are encouraged to post information about Kansas City at www.wikikc.org.