More on ‪#‎BetterPenang

click-to-fix example of photo-larger#BetterPenang CAT (Citizen Action Technology) is a community owned platform allows users to post complaints and ideas to make Penang a better place for everyone.

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.

Further background:

Sources:
http://cat.betterpg.com/v2/
http://www.betterpg.com/index.html
https://www.facebook.com/betterpenang/

Two Examples from this morning:

Reporting an illegal structure:

Bettere Penang - illegal structure

An illegal banner in a public space

Bettere Penang - banner complaint

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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Eric Britton
13, rue Pasteur. Courbevoie 92400 France

Bio: Founding editor of World Streets (1988), Eric Britton is an American political scientist, teacher, occasional consultant, and sustainability activist who has observed, learned, taught and worked on missions and advisory assignments on all continents. In the autumn of 2019, he committed his remaining life work to the challenges of aggressively countering climate change and specifically greenhouse gas emissions emanating from the mobility sector. He is not worried about running out of work. Further background and updates: @ericbritton | http://bit.ly/2Ti8LsX | #fekbritton | https://twitter.com/ericbritton | and | https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericbritton/ Contact: climate@newmobility.org) | +336 508 80787 (Also WhatApp) | Skype: newmobility.)

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