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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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“The Role of Public Health in Complete Streets” webinar recap | Smart Growth America

From smartgrowthamerica.org

Last week we hosted the first webinar of our new series, Implementation & Equity 201: The Path Forward to Complete Streets. Together with Voices for Healthy Kids and the American Public Health Association, we explored “The Role of Public Health in Complete Streets”. Watch the full video recording of the webinar above, or download the … Continued
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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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Experimenting with local democracy

From medium.com

Huddersfield is weird. To the casual visitor it looks a lot like many towns in Britain- ethnically diverse, fairly deprived, getting on with it. There’s no outward hallmarks of thriving civic…
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Can a New Town Square Bridge the Electoral Divide? - Reimagining the Civic Commons

From civiccommons.us

America has become a politically divided and fractured country. How and where do we start to rebuild the social fabric essential to our democracy?
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Maximising the value of public engagement

From www.nationalhealthexecutive.com

Jane Mordue, the newly appointed permanent chair of Healthwatch England, explains why listening to feedback from the public is much more likely to help NHS and social care leaders make the right decis
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"Smart Cities" Are Too Smart for Your Privacy

From cyberlaw.stanford.edu

No one wants to live in a “dumb” city.  But I question whether anyone ought to want to live in a really smart city either.  I’d prefer to just live in a smarter city -- one that puts my privacy and security first before rolling out ubiquitous sensors and broad-scale data collection in the name of some larger public good.

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Understanding the Varieties of NIMBYism

From www.planetizen.com

"To get beyond NIMBYism, we first must understand it," writes Richard Florida. Richard Florida shares insights into a recent white paper published in December 2016 by Paavo Monkkonen, which "sheds interesting new light on the connection between NIMBYism and housing affordab
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When It Comes to Urban Development, More Folks Are Saying: “Yes, in My Backyard”

From www.nrdc.org

From NIMBY to YIMBY: What a difference a generation (and an urban housing shortage) makes.
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Smart Cities Council | The four pillars of mobility as a service: Integrating driverless cars and mass transit

From na.smartcitiescouncil.com

City planners are intrigued by the potential of driverless cars. But how can they be seamlessly integrated into urban transportation systems? Our guest authors explain why mobility as a service is the right approach.
Jean-Baptiste Maur's curator insight, April 28, 2017 3:25 PM
You can compare driverless cars demand to Netflix but don't forget that the network has its limits. If everyone want to get on board of driverless cars, congestion will dramaticly increase. It's like trying to access Netflix all at the same time... but with a very limited bandiwdth capacity.

Welcome 2017 Code for America fellows and government partners - Code for America

From www.codeforamerica.org

We are excited to introduce the 2017 fellows and the government partners changing how they deliver key services.
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What's The Connection Between Civic Engagement And Civics Education?

From www.gpb.org

Whether it was this fascinating election season or a wider trend in education, an increasing number of organizations are joining an already crowded field attempting to reinvigorate civics education.
Kimberly Byrne's curator insight, May 3, 2017 7:56 AM

Provides links to what is currently happening in the USA to make Civics Education more appealing to today's learners.

Kimberly Byrne's curator insight, May 11, 2017 7:37 AM
This article provides links to what is currently happening in the US.

Putting customer centricity at the heart of public sector services

From diginomica.com

With mobile, social and cloud technologies driving the way we live, work and interact across all areas of life, public sector organisations can adopt the same tech as businesses to engage more closely with citizens and employees. Gavin Mee, Senior Vice President, Enterprise, at Salesforce, shines a light on how technology can overhaul local government’s service delivery.
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Pilot programs announced as Guelph wraps first round of Civic Accelerator 

From guelph.ca

City’s Water Services and Planning departments to test new tools Guelph, Ont., February 23, 2017 – The City of Guelph’s Civic Accelerator, which turns the
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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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Dear Journalists: Stop Leaving Your Communities High and Dry

From medium.com

This week, 16 other budding journalists and I journeyed on into the realm of community engagement. When I first heard the words “community engagement,” I was confused. We were journalists. We were…
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