Building smart civics to unlock community transitions in response to the climate crisis


Nesta - Centre for Collective Intelligence Design
To address the climate crisis, we need to complement radical policies with an increased capacity for communities to organise and adapt to a new reality. Doing this requires better tools and methods for mobilising large groups of people to take action, reducing associated costs, and advancing the value of collaboration. CivicAI explores three future use cases that bring together groups of people and AI to unlock community transitions in response to the climate crisis.

1. Connected urban forest: People and machines collaborate to map, monitor and maintain the urban forest, helping to measure its holistic benefits and model its aggregated impact to help unlock new mechanisms for funding and caring.

2. Collective climate action: Combining collective intelligence and AI to help communities undertake sensemaking, simulate the impact of, and commit to, climate positive actions - providing the tools to support a new form of collective deliberation.

3. Participatory energy: Developing AI systems to help with the set-up, operation, and maintenance of zero-carbon community energy initiatives and model their aggregated financial and social outcomes.︎

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We’re a distributed team with presence around the world.

Dark Matter Laboratories B.V.
Pakhuis de Zwijger
Piet Heinkade 181K
1019 HC Amsterdam

KvK number: 75174405

United Kingdom
Dark Matter Laboratories Limited
217 Mare Street
London, E8 3QE

Company number: 13294211

Laboratoires de Matière sombre / Dark Matter LabsOrganisation à but non-lucratif canadien / Canadian not-for-profit 
6107 Av. de Monkland
Montréal, Québec
H4A 1H5

Numéro de l'organisation / Corporation number: 1196376-7

South Korea
주식회사 다크매터랩스코리아 / Dark Matter Labs Korea Co., Ltd 
#301, Pyeongtaek 5-ro 20beon-gil 8,
Pyeongtaek-si, Gyeonggi-do, 17902

경기도 평택시 평택5로 20번길 8, 301호, 우편번호 17902
사업자등록증: 808-88-01717

Mörk Materia Laboratoriet AB / Dark Matter Labs Sweden
Amiralsgatan 76 
21437, Malmö

Registration number: 559305-1047