This app is based on the idea that a democracy can only work if everyone plays a role. As such better Penang is a community-driven effort, it will only work if you and I do our part to make it work.
NOTE: This app Is created and maintained by volunteers using their own resources. No government fund was spent for this project and while we are happy to receive the support from local government officials, we are not directly affiliated to the government.
Two Examples from this morning:
Reporting an illegal structure:
An illegal banner in a public space
In both cases, the public and the city know:
- what it is
- where it is
- when it was reported, and
- Who reported it
Now all local government needs is to look at its maintenance and work schedule and slate the necessary remedial actions in the work plan in the coming days for action. (At which time the organizes can indicate that the job has been done, and thus taken off the active infractions listing.
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Bio: Britton is an American political scientist and sustainability activist who has lived and worked in Paris since 1969. Professor of Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion (Paris), he is also MD of EcoPlan Association, an independent advisory network providing strategic counsel for government and business on policy and decision issues involving complex systems, social-technical change and sustainable development. Founding editor of World Streets, his latest book, "BETTER CHOICES: Bringing Sustainable Transport to Your City" focuses on the subject of environment, equity, economy and efficiency in city transport and public space, and helping governments to ask the right questions. A pre-publication edition of Better Choices is currently undergoing an international peer review during Sept.- Oct. 2017, with the goal of publication in English and Chinese editions by end-year. If you wish to participate drop a line to BetterChoices@ecoplan.org .