Civic Duty, Made Easy & Fun

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17 Sep 2013 09:08 PM

Approximately four years ago, I came up with a relatively new idea; empowering people to report architectural and quality-of-life issues.

Unfortunately, at the time few people took the idea seriously and worse some even laughed at the concept (these are the same kind of people that can’t come up with anything original and end up creating flawed fakes of what the client wants to copy).

Anyway, my little rant aside, I would like to introduce you to SeeClickFix.com, a great service which puts what I had in mind to practice. Although it came to my attention a year or so ago, I’ve decided to help out popularizing the system in Malta, with the objective of getting Government Departments as well as citizens to make use of it.

So how does it work? It’s actually very easy:

  • People find issues or add feedback to existing ones (votes, comments, etc)
  • The Government and related organizations monitor and fix contributed issues

Below, you can see the current state of issues around Malta using their widget: