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Plain language and simple design: How civic designers are building a better digital government for the people

From www.confabevents.com

Join Aviva Oskow at Confab 2019, where she’ll talk about plain language and inclusivity in government service design.
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2018 list of The World's Most Influential Young People in Government by Apolitical

From apolitical.co

Apolitical is excited to present the 2018 list of The World's Most Influential Young People in Government. These young leaders are ones to watch, who will continue to transform governments far and wide for years to come.

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Wintermission: Bringing Public Life to Winter Cities

From www.880cities.org

Wintermission will coach three U.S. cities to plan, pilot, and implement creative solutions to increase social interaction and physical activity in public spaces during winter.
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Celebrating Our Time Together at #NCDD2018!

From ncdd.org

Wow! We can barely believe it’s been a week since we all parted ways at #NCDD2018! The 8th National Conference on Dialogue and Deliberation convened hundreds of innovators and practitioners in dialogue, deliberation, civic engagement, and more. It was an incredible time to come together, see old friends and make new ones, learn from each other, and find ways in which we can conspire moving forward.
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Who is winning the World Series Placemaking Battle?

From medium.com

While the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox fight on the field the latest version of a long hallowed city rivalry that includes names like Ruth, Magic, Bird, Pierce, Bryant and many more, we…
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NCDD Community News: Check Out The D&D Showcase Line-Up at NCDD 2018!

From ncdd.org

We’re excited to share the list of featured presenters in this year’s “D&D Showcase” — a highly anticipated, high-energy event held on the first night of the 2018 NCDD conference. The Showcase is a fun way for you to meet some of the movers-and-shakers in our field and learn about their leading-edge projects, programs, and tools.
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Manny's: A Civic Gathering Space in San Francisco by Emanuel Yekutiel —

From www.kickstarter.com

Emanuel Yekutiel is raising funds for Manny's: A Civic Gathering Space in San Francisco on Kickstarter! Manny's is a gathering space in San Francisco that combines a cafe, restaurant, newsstand, political bookshop and civic event space.
Emanuel Yekutiel is raising funds for Manny's: A Civic Gathering Space in San Francisco on Kickstarter!

Manny’s is a gathering space in San Francisco that combines a cafe, restaurant, newsstand, political bookshop and civic event space.
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Strengthening the National Brigade Network by Code for America 

From medium.com

Code for America expands program to promote citizen-driven government in the digital age, with a new $2 million investment from Knight Foundation Funding will support the next phase of Code for…
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How cities are taking a more strategic view toward public art

From medium.com

Public art can be a tool mayors use to build strong communities.
That’s the premise behind the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge, an initiative designed to support cities undertaking temporary art projects that address pressing civic issues. Last month, 14 U.S. cities learned that they’re finalists in the Challenge, with a chance at receiving up to $1 million to carry out their ideas.

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World’s 100 Most Influential People in Digital Government

From apolitical.co

Apolitical presents their 2018 list of the world’s 100 most influential people in digital government. It’s the first of its kind to show the international spread of the field, and includes individuals from every continent.

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Omidyar Network and Village Capital Host India's First Civic Technology Event

From www.pressreleasepoint.com

Global philanthropic investment firm Omidyar Network, in partnership with venture development firm Village Capital, hosted India's first-ever civic technology event - the Civic Tech Connect 2018- focused on bringing together investors and entrepreneurs to build India's civic tech ecosystem.

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Code for America Prepares for Annual Summit

From www.govtech.com

Executive Director Jennifer Pahlka says the event gives the group a chance to "assess the landscape and reset the bar."
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Hands-on civic engagement to occur at second annual Charlottesville Civic Innovation Day

From augustafreepress.com

The second annual Charlottesville Civic Innovation Day will take place on June 2 from 9am - 6pm at CitySpace on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall. 
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Code for America Summit Tech Preview – Code for America Blog

From medium.com

Code for America Summit is just around the corner — May 30th-June 1st at the Oakland Marriott City Center — and once again we’ll be bringing together public servants and civic technologists for three…
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Cities of Service Announces 10 Finalists for the Inaugural Engaged Cities Award

From www.prnewswire.com

Cities of Service today announced 10 finalists for the Engaged Cities Award, a new effort to elevate cities that are working creatively to tap the wisdom, talents, and energy of community members to solve public problems.
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Civic Engagement Launchpad 2018: Project Idea Submission —

From codeforphilly.org

Find out what we're looking for in a project idea and how you can submit your idea ahead of Launchpad kick off.
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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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