Crowdsourcing is the practice of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people, and especially from an online community, rather than from traditional employees, suppliers or gatekeepers.

oregon-map-teal-yellowThis blog and our wiki projects are dedicated to locally designed improvements to the Oregon land use system so that it works where you live, as intended, with less cost and delay. We provide the tools and incentives to share your stories and ideas about what works and what needs a change. We use free and open source tools to keep it all very nimble.

The best ideas will be vetted and celebrated; it will take an active coalition to move them forward. Please join our crowdsource team – you and your community will get help from a confidential network of land use professionals working in or retired from the public sector, private consultants and experienced local community leaders.

Blue ribbons, contests and prizes

We are working on fund raising so we can offer prizes for the best ideas and best work in a number of categories. We already have a commitment for an overall grand prize. We want to give out lots of blue ribbons. We will post contest and prize news as we have it.  Let us know what motivates you and is fun.

Blog and wiki

It could be easy to subscribe to a newsletter. There could be forums for common discussion, contests and prizes, and other topics of interest. Let us know how to help you innovate. We could link to social media platforms.

Working together gets it done.

If you are too far away and too busy with family life to work the hallways and meeting rooms in Salem, we will provide the tools and resources to create regulatory change proposals. Our wiki is a platform to discuss and write legislative concepts for new ideas or changes to existing statutes and rules.

We’re recruiting experts to help the wiki projects write workable solutions.

A defining characteristic of wiki technology is the ease with which pages can be created and updated. Generally, there is no review before modifications are accepted. A wiki enables communities to write documents collaboratively, using a simple markup language and a web browser. A wiki allows non-linear, evolving, complex and networked text, argument and interaction. Check out the blog posts to find examples and information about using crowdsource tools to drive up innovation in government.

Our word cloud