Monthly Archives: March 2010

31 03, 2010

Open Gov West Revisited

By | March 31st, 2010|E-government, Events|7 Comments

The two-day Open Gov West conference (and un-conference) in Seattle this past weekend, organized by Knowledge as Power, brought together a diverse crowd of open government thinkers and practitioners. A number of private sector innovators, academics and non-profit leaders joined public administrators and officials from the Seattle area as well as those visiting from British [...]

24 03, 2010

Let’s Tape Open Gov West!

By | March 24th, 2010|Community, Events|2 Comments

As we're gearing up for our trip to Seattle, WA to attend Open Gov West this Friday and Saturday, I saw Travis Kriplean on Twitter ask whether sessions will be recorded. Here's my plea: I encourage every attendee to bring their audio, photo and video gear and help record as many sessions as possible. I [...]

23 03, 2010

Review: Beginning With the End in Mind

By | March 23rd, 2010|Deliberation|1 Comment

This is a short review of "Beginning with the End in Mind: A Call for Goal-driven Deliberative Practice" by Martín Carcasson, PhD (CAPE Occasional Paper / No 2 / 2009 -- PDF) Carcasson's essay on deliberative practice presents, in his words, “a conceptual framework to help practitioners more systematically consider both the short-term and long-term [...]

18 03, 2010


By | March 18th, 2010|About|6 Comments

In August 2009, our team from the Brandt School advised the City of Erfurt on their participatory budgeting project. The city had asked their citizens earlier in a survey which areas they find important, and the administration wanted to use the results of the survey as the basis for an internet-based consultation. The next step [...]

9 03, 2010

Open Gov West: March 26-27 in Seattle, WA

By | March 9th, 2010|Events|1 Comment

Looks like I finally get to attend one of the many events on Gov 2.0 and Open Government: Open Gov West The greater Northwest and Cascadia region is buzzing with innovative technology and civic engagement organizations, and a number of governments throughout the area have already launched open government directives. Hosted by the City of [...]

2 03, 2010

This Week in Participation

By | March 2nd, 2010|Radar, This Week in Participation|1 Comment

And now for something fun: talking about participation -- more often, with more people, and in ways that allow more people to tune in. That's the idea behind This Week in Participation (TWiP), a new program we just launched. Here's what it's about: This Week in Participation (TWiP) is kind of like an internet radio [...]