Supercívicos app

11 Sustainable cities and communities
  • Original Title: Supercívicos
  • Year: 2018
  • Award: World Summit Award
  • Category: Government & Citizen Engagement
  • Producer: Diego Humberto Mendiburu Contreras, Arturo Hernández Ortega
  • Organisation: Civismo Humor y Tecnología S.A.P.I. de C.V.
  • Country: Mexico
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Supercívicos is a citizen journalism video app crowdsourcing data about public infrastructure and services in Latin American cities. A massive database of urgent problems provides authorities with input to create better public policies. Users generate and classify geo-localized video reports. These can be up-voted via the Supercívicos FB page, enabling citizens to promote civil and human rights, while serving as a link to authorities. A resolved issue is highlighted both before and after, creating a virtuous cycle: citizens report and authorities act.