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Live at the Table: Consultation and Community Engagement

From www.bangthetable.com

Learn what techniques and tools are working today and how to evolve your practice to build an engaged community over the long term.

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Webinar: The Power of Citywide Community Engagement

From www.bangthetable.com

From your Planning Directors to PIOs, each department in your agency has different reasons for why and methods as to how they use online community engagement. Join us for an interdepartmental tour of those why's and how's, featuring best practice examples from clients across the globe.
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Australian Government polls industry about smart cities, regions, towns 

From www.iothub.com.au

Wants to know about standout products and services, lessons learned and challenges.
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2019 Cities of Service Finalists Announced

From engagedcitiesaward.citiesofservice.org

Cities of Service received more than one hundred applications for the 2019 Engaged Cities Award from cities across the Americas and Europe. With help from an esteemed group of experts, Cities of Service chose 10 finalists, whose solutions achieved impact by engaging citizens in a variety of ways, including: impact volunteering, participatory design, crowdsourcing, and citizen-sourced data. Finalists tackled challenges related to the environment and sustainability, health and safety, neighborhood revitalization, and more.

All ten finalists combined bold mayoral leadership and the reach of city hall with the on-the-ground knowledge of citizens to address serious problems. Their incredible work demonstrates what cities can accomplish when they are open to the ideas and talents of citizens.

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Code for America Announces 2019 Fellowship Program

From www.govtech.com

Building on lessons learned from the program’s past, this year’s iteration will see the national civic tech group more closely integrating its fellowship program with its network of hyper-local brigades.
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Survey: What Are the Best Mobile Apps for Planning? - by Planetizen

From www.planetizen.com

Planetizen needs your input in creating the definitive list of mobile apps for professional, student, academic, or citizen planners.

anirudh.m@fugenx.com's curator insight, June 26, 3:49 AM
Would you like  to create an  mobile apps that can understand the need of  professional, student, academic, or citizen planners. Then fugenx usa will help you to achieve your dreams. 

IAP2 USA - 2019 North American Conference

From iap2usa.org

Join IAP2 as they celebrate the best of the best in P2 in North America. Celebrating and learn about the amazing projects that have been taking place from the northern tips of Canada to the southern corners of the United States.

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Civic Hacknight #196 with Matt Stempeck: Civic Tech Field Guide - Tuesday, June 18

From startupheretoronto.com

Come help us chip away at civic problems by combining technology with the power of our community.
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Participedia.net Launches New Website – Contribute Now!

From ncdd.org

The good folks at Participedia shared with us an exciting announcement – the launch of their newly revamped open collaboration website! The new Participedia.net site operates in a similar way as Wikipedia and is open for anyone to add resources related to civic engagement and democratic innovation
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How Technology can Improve Urban Design Engagement – Next City

From nextcity.org

Lou Huang, creator of Streetmix, will lead our next webinar on June 12 at 1 p.m. eastern time to discuss how technology can break down these barriers to participation and make engagement a more collaborative and cooperative process.
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Miami is looking for civic tech leaders

From medium.com

Code for Miami began in 2013 as a group of weekly volunteers, trying to build technology for Miamians, by Miamians. Since then, a lot of amazing things have happened; we’ve hosted a dozen Civic…
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'Digital Community Engagement in Australia' Final Report

From www.iap2.org.au

As one of the winning projects from IAP2 Australasia’s first participatory budgeting process ‘Pitch for Practice’ ArneTech has been conducting research into digital community engagement in Australia as part of the grant funding for projects that will benefit all community engagement practitioners, particularly IAP2 members in Australasia. ArneTech are proud to announce that the research report is now finalised and are hosting events in Sydney, Melbourne and online to inform community engagement practitioners about the results.
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Radio: It’s (Still) Good for Democracy 

From medium.com

As media and journalism met the digital age, platforms have evolved to reach audiences, share information, and engage citizens in innovative ways. It’s this dynamic that inspired Infogagement…
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It’s time to recognize your Public Participation initiatives. Apply for the 2019 IAP2 USA Awards

From blog2.iap2usa.org

Being a Public Participation Practitioner is not for the faint of heart. It requires ingenuity, caring, and dedication. Ingenuity in how to engage a diversity of stakeholders and the public in comp…
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Tactical Urbanism: An Introduction

From courses.planetizen.com

Designer and doer Mike Lydon, CNU-A, has one mission: Improving the livability of our towns and cities starting at the street, block, or building scale. In this first course of a two course series, Lydon introduces Tactical Urbanism.
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Support the call for an International Year of Engagement

From www.iap2.org.au

The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) and UNESCAP are partnering to promote systematic, quality engagement of stakeholders and the public, to help governments and others who lead and design engagement processes to develop structured, well-planned and meaningful engagement.
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2018 Chris Traeger Award – #1 to #10 – ELGL

From elgl.org

The Chris Traeger List recognizes the top 100 influencers in local government. Chris Traeger was the city manager for the fictional City of Pawnee, Indiana on the show Park and Recreation. He was known for extreme energy and commitment to improving local government. The Traeger List is not based on title or longevity. It’s based on an individual’s influence in their community and professional associations.
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Webinar: Civics, Civility, and Circles—How to Restore & Create Community, Now! Mar 28, 2019

From www.eventbrite.com

Join us for the latest in our free Heart & Soul Talks series.
In today’s fractionalized, tribalized world it seems what divides us is often more apparent than what unites us. Add the cacophonous soundtrack of incivility that dominates discourse and a toxic environment emerges that is fraying the fabric or our communities. Most Americans would like to see things change. We talk with leaders committed to making change happen using creative and innovative ways to educate, communicate, and engage residents, all designed to be used by anyone wishing to start positive change—right now.

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MVRDV Ponders Cities of the Future in "PoroCity: Opening Up Solidity"

From www.metropolismag.com

The book, released in November, argues for porous forms that tackle stifling urban density while offering social, environmental, and economic value.
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Coding it Forward team to launch accelerator for students with civic tech ideas

From www.fedscoop.com

The same students that brought the Civic Digital Fellowship to Washington are now expanding their programming to create a virtual, semester-long accelerator for students interested in creating civic tech or social impact products. It’s called Build. “As students ourselves, we know that it can be difficult to get an idea off the ground,” the web …
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New book about the role of civic technology for the public good

From blogs.worldbank.org

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.
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Civic technologists: Apply to speak at the 2019 Code for America Summit

From technical.ly

From civic innovation to digital service delivery, you can make your case at the organization's annual summit. The event is happening May 29 to 31 in Oakland.
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Protect Democracy and the Harry Potter Alliance Partner to Launch "Wizards " Toolkit

From protectdemocracy.org

Today, Protect Democracy and the Harry Potter Alliance released a new toolkit for students, educators, and Harry Potter fans to take action to protect democratic values through the words and ideas of Harry Potter, titled “Wizards Protect Democracy.” The toolkit they’ve produced identifies six key areas that have historically signaled the decline of democracy, according to experts. It then provides examples of each area within both Harry Potter and America today.
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