The example of Madrid and why citizen participation still does not work (Translated from Spanish)

This article features an interview with Beth Noveck, director of the Governance Lab and professor in technology, culture and society at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.

In January, Beth Noveck, director of Open Government for President Obama, gave a lecture in Santiago, Chile. She spoke about dozens of cases of citizen participation around the world. The Decide Madrid portal, she said, was one of the most prominent. … she has just signed an agreement for 150,000 euros to open GovLab’s first European headquarters in Spain’s capital, Madrid. Noveck has also been speaking with the delegate for Participation and Transparency within the City Council, Pablo Soto, about how to improve the Decide Madrid tool.