The GovLab presents Demos for Democracy, an ongoing series of live, interactive online demos featuring designers and builders of the latest innovative governance platforms, tools or methods to foster greater openness and collaboration to how we govern.
On February 24, 2016, we hosted an interview and demo with Fernando Uval of Data Uruguay’s Por Mi Barrio.
Por Mi Barrio is a citizen online report tool based on FixMyStreet code (MySociety) that had been adapted for a Latin American content. It allows citizens to communicate directly with local government, through computer or mobile devices, and it enables reports on different aspects of city infrastructure. The project is based on local government compliance and utilizes offline resources and outreach to get the tool closer to the people who will benefit.
About Fernando: Fernando Uval is co-founder of DATA Uruguay, coordinator of Por Mi Barrio project and a consultant in Open Government processes. He is a student of philosophy and mechanical engineering, a self-taught programmer, passionate about openness (open software and open knowledge, among other themes) and actively participates in improving governance.
Twitter handle: @DataUY #pormibarrio
Short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqXIL0qUFsk