Build Your City
By using the Build Your City online platform, citizens are invited to share ideas on how to improve their neighborhoods. The platform allows its users to sketch out ideas and import simple forms on maps or photos. The public in turn gives feedback and participates in open discussions. If a project is deemed to be conceivable, architects and designers can assign themselves as team members and continue the development. Examples of the development phase are processes such as finalizing blueprints, applying for building permits (if necessary), etc.
Each project has a progress bar visible to the public. The most successful proposals end up on the front page. Through online voting the best projects are selected and financed by crowdfunding and/or private investors with an interest in developing certain neighborhoods. Once a project is crowdfunded it will be immediately implemented.
Around 10% of the crowdfunded funds will be set aside to administration work and maintaining the website.