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Capstone Project Spotlight

Co-Creating Innovative Public Collaboration In Cambridge

City councilors in Cambridge, Massachusetts, expressed interest in using new information technologies and other creative strategies to deepen citizen engagement with government. A Northeastern capstone team examined the use of “co-creation” tools such as social media and smart phone apps in cities that recently implemented such strategies: Boston, Portland, Oregon, and Palo Alto, California. The team assessed the tools implemented, strengths and weaknesses of the respective strategies, and concluded with an initial set of lessons for Cambridge to consider as it moves forward with its co-creation planning.

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Student Blog

6 Hours Ahead

Lauren Costello, a student in the Master of Science in Urban and Regional Policy (MURP) program, is currently on exchange at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Follow her blog for weekly posts about Lauren’s studies abroad, her adventures, and what drives her intellectually.

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