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Community Heart & Soul Launches in Georgia

From www.orton.org

The residents of the Thomaston, Georgia, area have kicked off Community Heart & Soul, bringing Orton’s community development model to the Peach State.
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Right to the Smart City

From www.righttothesmartcity.org

We want to explore the role of civic engagement in the "smart city" conversation by surfacing principles, best practices, and creative experiments that involve the public in the design and sustainability of the technologically smart city.
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Austin and Norfolk selected to be the next pilot projects of Tactical Data Engagement

From sunlightfoundation.com

Sunlight Open Cities is excited to congratulate Austin, Texas and Norfolk, Virginia as the next pilot projects of Tactical Data Engagement. Austin and Norfolk are both passionate about open data and ready to convene community partners to learn how to support open data use outside of city hall. We’re looking forward to working with both…
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New York City Celebrates Open Data Week 2018

From nycopendata.tumblr.com

March 3 through March 10, more than 30 events for new yorkers to explore the use & power of NYC Open Data
NYC Open Data Week 2018 is a week-long celebration to raise awareness of the City’
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The Right Time for the Right Conditions

From www.publicagenda.org

Last week, friends, family and colleagues came together in New York City to celebrate the life of Public Agenda's co-founder, Dan Yankelovich. It was an opportunity to reflect on Dan's profound contributions to tackling the most pressing issues of our times and the struggle for a healthier democracy.  

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The ParticipateDB 2018 Digital Engagement Census!

From blog.participatedb.com

We are excited to launch the ParticipateDB 2018 Digital Engagement Census, a global practitioner survey aimed at improving our understanding of how technology is shaping community engagement today

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Driehaus Form-Based Codes Award

From formbasedcodes.org

The Driehaus Form-Based Codes Award Sponsored by the Form-Based Codes Institute with the Generous Support of the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust The Board of Directors of the Form-Based Codes Institute (FBCI) is pleased to announce its tenth annual award for achievement in the writing and implementation of Form-Based Codes. Form-Based Codes regulate development …
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Call For Proposals – International Participatory Democracy Conference 2018

From www.ipdconference.org

All around the world, innovations in civic engagement and participatory democracy are transforming communities. We are bringing together more than 250 community leaders, government officials and staff, practitioners, researchers, funders, young leaders, and technologists to explore innovations that empower community members to make real decisions and directly participate in government.
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We've been committed to progressing high quality community engagement during 2017. Seriously.

From www.engage2act.org

What a year! Community engagement is gaining MASSIVE momentum as a sector, a profession and a passion. Heading to the end of year, I'm wondering what was your high point in the world of Engage 2 Act during 2017?

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San Antonio Launches CivTechSA, a Variation of STiR with an Emphasis on Students

From www.govtech.com

This new program incorporates the city’s government, tech community and local schools, starting at junior high and extending up to the university level.
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Winter 2017/2018 Internship Positions Announced – Center for Applied Community Engagement

From www.caceinstitute.org

We are currently looking to hire for two internship positions:

Content & Data Research Intern
Communications Intern
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An incubator for participatory democracy

From www.coe.int

The incubator supports initiatives - digital and offline - that contribute to the redistribution of political power towards citizens, and that support the broadest possible citizen participation in the cities’ decision-making procedures. The incubator builds an open infrastructure to boost democracy for inclusive and innovative cities.
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The Yankelovich Center at Public Agenda

From www.publicagenda.org

Public Agenda is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that helps build a democracy that works for everyone and fuels progress on critical issues.
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The Public Good App House - Find Technology to Make a Better World

From www.publicgoodapphouse.org

Join us as we bring together experts in public good technologies to discuss community engagement and design, active projects, and impact and scale.  
 
 
November 13 - 15, 2017
Washington, D.C.
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National Day of Civic Hacking 2017 this weekend

From www.codeforamerica.org

Calling all public servants, people with technology skills, and community organizers: National Day of Civic Hacking is your opportunity to show that government can work in the 21st century if we all build it together. Find an event near you and make a meaningful impact on some of your community’s toughest challenges. 
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Heart & Soul Talks: Create Comp Plans that Rock with Resident Input

From www.eventbrite.ca

Eventbrite - Orton Family Foundation presents Heart & Soul Talks: Create Comp Plans that Rock with Resident Input - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Find event and registration information.
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Film As Catalyst for Innovation in Urban Planning

From www.newamerica.org

The seventh in a series of blog posts by #RiseLocal speakers writing about inspiring examples of local innovation.
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A book about the role of civic technology for the public good

From blogs.worldbank.org

Photo: World Bank The use of technology to promote citizen engagement has been described as “the next big thing”, and is often associated with adjectives such as “disruptive”, “transformational,” and “revolutionary.” Yet, in contrast with the deluge of blog posts and tweets praising technology’s role to promote smarter and more participatory governments, one finds limited evidence on the effects of technology on citizen engagement practices. Civic Tech – Assessing Technology for the Public Good is a new book that – we hope – contributes to addressing this knowledge gap. The book is comprised of one study and three field evaluations of civic tech initiatives in developing countries. The study reviews evidence on the use of twenty-three digital platforms designed to amplify citizen voices to improve service delivery. Focusing on 23 empirical studies of initiatives in the Global South, the authors highlight both citizen uptake and the degree to which public service providers respond to expressions of citizen voice.
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Crowdsourcing of public space tools – UN-Habitat

From unhabitat.org

UN-Habitat’s Public Space team is producing a new book on public space tools and we need your help! We know that there are lots of useful methodologies and approaches to public space assessment, design, planning and management out there, but as the topic has grown importance in recent years we are not aware of all of them.

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@BudgITng launches @CivicHive, a civic-tech accelerator and innovation space

From banews.ng

BudgIT announces launch of Civic Hive - a platform to create an intersection between citizens and the government... Civic-tech organization, BudgIT, announ
Doug Mirams's curator insight, August 17, 2017 11:58 AM
Civic Hive is a social justice accelerator in Nigeria. Their current four fellows are: 
*Amplify, by Dotun Olatoke, is a civic tech initiative that seeks to amplify the voices of the forgotten people of Nigeria and generate support for underserved communities.
* Locate by Robert Ogbogu, a platform that helps to track missing persons easily in Nigeria
* Gavel by Nelson Olanipekun,  a platform that seeks to bring transparency to the justice sector in Nigeria
* and, Open Medic by Dennis Akagha is a civic engagement platform that seeks to have an Open Inventory platform that will enhance the accessibility of essential medical consumables in health facilities and other medical outlets in Nigeria at any given time.

San Francisco’s Startup in Residence Program Seeks to Expand Across North America

From www.govtech.com

If the program continues its successes, it could change how startups and government work together, leading to an increase in civic innovations. All interested cities must RSVP before Aug. 4 to be eligible to apply.
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Mayor de Blasio Brings NYC's First Neighborhood Innovation Lab for Smart City Technologies to Browns

From www1.nyc.gov

Mayor de Blasio Brings NYC's First Neighborhood Innovation Lab for Smart City Technologies to Brownsville
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Announcing the Center for Applied Community Engagement (CACE)

From www.intellitics.com

Intellitics is a digital engagement consultancy. Our mission is to enable people, communities and organizations involved in community engagement and public participation to achieve stronger overall outcomes through the strategic use and the integration of modern information and communications technologies.

Our approach can best be described as objectives-driven, context-aware and tool-agnostic. Generally speaking, we’re less concerned
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Public Interest Technology Welcomes First Fellows Class

From www.newamerica.org

Fellows will work to influence demand for technology expertise among public interest organizations.
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