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12 Empowering Ways to Engage in Civic Affairs

From www.shareable.net

It's evident that there's a growing desire among people, especially here in the U.S., to get involved in civic affairs. While online organizing can be an effective means of bringing about change, there's something powerful about showing up in person to talk with public officials and connect with others who are fighting for the same causes. We've pulled together a list of 12 ways to boost civic engagement.
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New guide to participatory budgeting processes

From www.theengineroom.org

Participatory budgeting first came about almost three decades ago, when the Worker’s Party of Porto Alegre made an interesting political move: to look to the citizens who elected them in order to help determine their spending priorities.

Today, participatory budgeting amplified and supported ...

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How NOT to create consensus - Dialogue Partners

From dialoguepartners.ca

And how to learn from the experience and try again. In the 2015 election campaign, the Liberal party of Canada led
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How to install a green roof on a private home

From www.curbed.com

Creating a green roof is like "putting together an intricate jigsaw." Here, a New York architect and green roof pro walks through the process of designing and installing a lush living rooftop.
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How to talk to your NIMBY neighbors about zoning

From www.curbed.com

These art projects could help explain to your neighbors that their decisions are blocking out people and projects that could make their streets more vibrant and their housing more affordable.
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Cities Discover the Power of Collective Intelligence

From www.govtech.com

A new study by William Eggers finds cities that tap the wisdom of the masses can maximize the impact of smart technology investments.
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A Playbook for How Cities Should Share and Protect Data

From www.citylab.com

A detailed guide from Harvard helps governments protect residents’ personal information in open-data initiatives.
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Providing Information and Options: Sequencing Discussions and Writing Discussion Materials

From www.publicagenda.org

Learn how to sequence discussions and write discussion materials in the latest entry in our series on better public participation and engagement.
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What's Wrong with Open-Data Sites--and How We Can Fix Them

From blogs.scientificamerican.com

Vast amounts of useful information can be found on government Web sites, but it's often impossible to make sense of it
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What It Means to Get Engaged: A Roadmap for Cities

From www.governing.com

New resources available for cities that aim to develop and kick-start a robust public engagement strategy.
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Parklets 5.0 at New Partners for Smart Growth

From thefield.asla.org

This February, in St. Louis, MO, the New Partners for Smart Growth (NPSG) conference hosted a unique set of spaces that have become a tradition of the conference. Parklets 5.0 was the fifth annual initiative to bring the urban green space movement indoors. Parklets are parking space-sized areas used for recreational, community gathering, or beautification…
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The world's smartest cities: What IoT and smart governments will mean for you - TechRepublic

From www.techrepublic.com

Intelligent cities are at the forefront of the next wave of the Internet of Things. The goals are to streamline communication and improve the lives of citizens. And save a little money along the way.
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A Better Way to Boost Civic Engagement

From nationswell.com

NationSwell Council member MacKenzie Moritz pairs those interested in public service with appropriate organizations, creating a more perfect union.
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New Revenue for News: 52 Ideas to Support Local Journalism

From medium.com

This morning I spoke to 20 journalists who are enrolled in CUNY’s Summer Entrepreneurial Journalism Training about alternative revenue streams and business models for news. Below is a list of 52…
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Great idea: Tactical urbanism

From www.cnu.org

The latest trend in urban design and planning gets them off of the paper and out of a big room, testing ideas in the real world. It is fun and hands-on, and making many converts.
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How to Influence Local Government (When the Ball Is Passed, Be Ready to Shoot)

From elgl.org

We asked “what are specific actions for increasing your influence on the local level?” ELGL has responded swiftly and specifically. Sign up to share your ideas in the new Engaging Local…
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To Cut Car Pollution, Ask Drivers to 'Think of Yourself'

From www.citylab.com

Researchers tested different road signs to prevent drivers from idling their engines. “Big Brother” eyes helped, but a simple appeal to the “private self” did even more.
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Dare to Be Cheeky in Your Public Outreach

From elgl.org

This is the first column by our new organizational member Peak Democracy. Marlena Medford is the Director of Government Outreach and Communications for Peak Democracy, which offers a line of civic …
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