- 9 video lessons (26 Mins)
Browse Course Chapters
2.The Role of Crowdsourcing in Planning2 mins
3.The Wisdom of Crowds4 mins
4.Type of Crowdsourcing: Crowd Wisdom1 min
5.Type of Crowdsourcing: Crowd Review3 mins
6.Type of Crowdsourcing: Citizen Science1 min
8.The Challenges of Crowdsourcing3 mins
9.Getting Started3 mins
Crowdsourcing is the gathering of ideas, content, voices, and services by leveraging the collective intelligence and wisdom of crowds. Traditional top-down approaches to planning have proven ineffective when it comes to planning cities that are equitable, livable, sustainable, and that enhance the well-being of the various communities found in a city. As a result, planners must explore alternative methods of organizing that leverage our increased access to citizens and technology. Crowdsourcing is a plausible, meaningful, and creative solution to the many of the challenges and inefficiencies of traditional urban planning.
The purpose of this course is to introduce planners to crowdsourcing and how it can be of use in planning. The core focus of this course is to 1) introduce the concept of crowdsourcing, 2) discuss the various forms of crowdsourcing, and 3) the opportunities in utilizing crowdsourcing.
Learn these skills
- Civic Engagement
- Communications & Media
- Research Methods