civicside founder, Butch Roussel, delivers his TEDx talk titled: How to release your inner citizen… In 48 hours. He discusses the basis for the 48 Hour Citizen Project, and why it’s relevant in communities.

The talk follows the evolution of his desire to install water fountains along his running route to becoming founder of, a community crowdsource funding initiative. Butch explains that community activists are made up of the “I Wants”, the “You Cans”, and the “I Wills”. Butch proposes bringing these three groups together to propel community improvement projects in a weekend, The 48-Hour Citizen Project.