Stanford Crowdsourced Democracy Team
Lodewijk is a member of the Stanford Crowdsourced Democracy Team and PhD student in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University. The team aims to scale up collaboration and decision making by providing the online platform PB Stanford. The platform is open-source and free to use, and allows cities, foundations and other organizations to run a Participatory Budgeting process among their constituents. It is being used in cities such as Cambridge MA, Chicago, Seattle and Vallejo.
Why do you believe innovations in participatory democracy are important?