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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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10 tips for institutionalizing dialogue in universities

From www.everyday-democracy.org

Useful tips for those who want to work with university leaders to institutionalize the dialogue to change program.
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CodeAcross: Fostering Collaboration Between the Open Data and Civic Tech Movements in Canada

From medium.com

Ahead of the upcoming CodeAcross 2018 hackathon, this post shares some of the ways the open data and civic tech movements in Canada can work more closely together.
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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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Residents weigh in on plans for new Obama Presidential Center

From wgntv.com

CHICAGO -- Chicago residents weighed in on plans for the new Obama Presidential Center, as well as Jackson and South Shore Parks. City officials hosted an open house style community meeting on Wednesday at the South Shore Cultural Center.
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How to Foster Civic Engagement in the Age of Twitter

From www.archdaily.com

Too often community engagement can be seen as an afterthought, carried out in a dull and unengaging way. But does it always have to be this way
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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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What’s New in Civic Tech: A Range of Exciting Work is Under Way in Alaska

From www.govtech.com

Plus, San Francisco announces Internet as a utility effort; New York City announces three finalists for its NYCx Governors Island Connectivity Challenge; Louisville, Ky., applies for a pilot program to use drones in response to shootings; and Memphis, Tenn., launches an open data portal.
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Five Ways to Promote Civic Health Through Community Design

From citiesspeak.org

Groundbreaking research shows how the design and maintenance of public spaces can directly impact our civic health. This is a guest post by Suzanne Nienaber. This is the first post in a three-part series on civic health. Last week, the Center for Active Design (CfAD) published original research from the Assembly Civic Engagement Survey (ACES),…
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A European network of rebel cities?

From www.opendemocracy.net

In Europe, it is the cities that once again lead the way as places of radical innovation and democratic renewal - and provide answers to the challenges we face in our continent. Español
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A look at Participatory Budgeting / mySociety

From www.mysociety.org

mySociety is a not-for-profit social enterprise that exists to invent and popularise websites and apps that enable citizens around the world to exert power over institutions and decision makers.
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A crowdsourced guide to successful community engagement

From medium.com

Some months ago I was asked by Matt from @commsgodigital to write a blog post about the basics of community engagement with top tips on making it successful. Easy I thought, with almost 13 years’…
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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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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.  Podcast: Reason for Running We talk running for City…
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Barcelona’s Decidim: An Open-Source Platform for Participatory Democracy Projects

From www.resilience.org

The word Decidim translated from Catalan means we decide, and it's the name of Barcelona's digital infrastructure for participatory democracy.
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Three nations worlds ahead in digital governance

From contentgroup.com.au

While Australia consistently ranks in the top 3 (#humblebrag), there are a few countries you might not expect to be leading the way in digital governance.
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Great idea: Multidisciplinary design charrette

From www.cnu.org

A time-compressed design process that gathers all of the stakeholders and practitioners together has great potential for creating more holistic communities, experts say.
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Looking Ahead: GovTech Predictions for 2018 – Better Planning

From blog.betterplanning.co

The new year provides an opportunity to look forward and imagine what’s possible — and likely — over the next 12 months. The broader govtech / urbantech industry took some steps forward in 2017, but…
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Civic Tech: The City of Toronto must remain a public platform

From torontoist.com

Heading into a year of public consultations on Sidewalk Labs in Toronto, Civic Tech brings you this first piece in a series that will explore a range of is
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