City Scan is a project using technology to empower and involve citizens, of all ages, in local government.
In City Scan projects, citizens prioritize desired improvements to the physical environment of their community and gather information on how well government services deliver results.
On city streets, residents-from youth to seniors-collect data about neighborhood conditions (e.g. graffiti, potholes) with handheld computers, custom-designed software, wireless modems, and digital cameras.
City Scan prepares powerful reports and maps using the visual database created from the data. Neighborhood groups and local government officials use these reports to discuss problems and find solutions.