Drive foot traffic and solicit views of the community on local issues
Set up Portal and program diverse events with local cultural and business partners. Also, use Portals to conduct community listening sessions on topics including public parks, mobility, sand safety.
Portal became a hub for community engagement, attracting new visitors and adding $46,000 in economic value per month on site.
Portals have connected Subject-Matter Experts around the world to brainstorm new solutions to enduring problems. City planners in San Francisco and Mexico City shared insights on community inclusion through urban planning. Social entrepreneurs in Berlin and Washington, D.C. shared new ideas for using mobile applications to help refugees better engage local government across language barriers. Public health experts from Gaza City and Baltimore discussed urgent challenges to low-income communities. Community organizers working with the urban poor in Mumbai and Chicago shared lessons from the frontlines of a common struggle.