Open Source Crowd Monitoring can facilitate informed decisions by generating good data and relevant insights about the past, present, and future of vital public spaces and the people who enjoy them.
Done so responsibly – by putting the citizens needs at the forefront, addressing privacy issues, and approaching crowd monitoring projects with a consistent, legal, and ethical framework – we can better leverage citizen participation in our public spaces and effectively co-create social impact.
Now, during the COVID-19 crises, and in the future, the value we generate with inclusive, user-centric crowd monitoring practices will yield lasting benefits – first ethically and socially, then physically and economically.
The Decision Tree
As you can see this whole process is quite complex – there are a lot of decisions to be made based on a lot of information which changes based on many factors. The Open Source Crowd Monitoring toolkit was designed to help identify dilemmas rather than provide solutions so municipal innovators can make decisions responsibly and ethically within a simple framework. To easily explore crowd monitoring dilemmas, we also created a “Decision Canvass” which we will send to you when you sign up below.