National Day of Civic Hacking aims to empower citizens to improve communities through collaborative action.
This weekend the [National Day of Civic Hacking] will encourage citizens at 100 events in 120 cities to improve their communities and governments that serve them. It will promote civic hacking and open data as an opportunity to foster innovation in the civic space and make governments more transparent and accountable. Around the globe hackers, designers, entrepreneurs and citizens will work together to innovate and bring change to their communities and cities.
In Tacloban, the Philippines city that was [hit by the eye of Typhoon Haiyan], community development organisers are hosting an event to focus on local post-disaster redevelopment. The White House is hosting [an event] focusing on new ways for citizens to sign petitions and to make their voices heard. In Columbus, Ohio, city residents will be invited to collaborate on local challenges around homelessness, poverty and failing school