What the Office of Urban Mechanics Means for Philly

On Monday, Mayor Michael Nutter announced the establishment of Philly’s Office of Urban Mechanics. This branch of the local government will basically be Q to Philly’s James Bond. Story Bellows—co-chair of the Philadelphia New Urban Mechanics—and company will look to help Philly’s citizens connect with their government to more easily solve problems.

In Nutter’s remarks Monday, he was essentially saying that he’s starting up an office that will use technology and the concept of peer networks to let citizens help his administration get better at doing the things it was already supposed to be doing. [Tech President]