Resorcity is building a virtual community for civic engagement
By Doreen HemlockWorking at his familyâ€™s construction business in Miami, Tony Newell has long dealt with a variety of building inspectors - some great, some not. The idea took shape for Resorcity , a civic engagement hub whose name means Resource and City. Newell sees Resorcity as a way to bring government, business, nonprofits and people together to share resources and ideas. It encourages engagement by offering rewards, such as points for filling out city surveys, attending city meetings or taking part in coastal cleanups. The program would offer a new version of City Grader that later will work inside the Resorcity hub, combining feedback on city employees and rewards for users.