Past research on civic crowdfunding

Rodrigo Davies
Mar 21, 2017 · 4 min read

I’ve wrapped up my work on the Civic Crowdfunding Research Project since starting at Neighborly. Below you can find information on previous talks and publications from the project.

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Davies, Rodrigo and Roberts, Amanda (2015), “Understanding the Crowd, Following the Community: The Need for Better Data in Community Development Crowdfunding”. Working Papers Series Volume 2015, Issue 07. San Francisco: Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Davies, Rodrigo (2015), “Four Civic Roles for Crowdfunding” in Bennett, Chin and Jones (eds.), Crowdfunding the Future: Media Industries, Ethics and Digital Society. London: Peter Lang.

Davies, Rodrigo (2015), “Three Provocations for Civic Crowfunding”. Information, Communication and Society, 18 (3). Routledge. Here’s a draft version.

Davies, Rodrigo (2014), Civic Crowdfunding: Participatory Communities, Entrepreneurs and the Political Economy of Place. MIT Masters Thesis. Cambridge, MA. (Here’s a summary of its findings.)

Upcoming publications

  • “How Cities Can Crowdfund: Models of Engagement” in Almirall and Cohen (eds.), Open Innovation as a Driver for Smart Cities. New York: Springer. Under Review.

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