Monthly Archives: January 2012

31 01, 2012

Open Cologne

By | January 31st, 2012|Europe, Open Government, Radar|2 Comments

Possibly not of global relevance (yet), but since it is my home town I thought I'd give it a quick shout-out: Earlier today, Offenes Köln (Open Cologne) was officially announced. It's a grassroots project by Marian Steinbach in Cologne, Germany that aims to make information, documents and data related to local government available (and accessible) to [...]

31 01, 2012

New Report: “A Manager’s Guide to Evaluating Citizen Participation”

By | January 31st, 2012|Dictionary, Open Government, Radar, Research|4 Comments

Steven Clift just alerted me to a new report from the IBM Center for The Business of Government: A Manager’s Guide to Evaluating Citizen Participation (PDF), authored by Tina Nabatchi, Syracuse University. I admit I haven't fully read it yet, but a couple of issues jumped out that I wanted to point out really quick. 1) Terminology [...]

30 01, 2012

Final Day IAP2 USA Membership Drive

By | January 30th, 2012|Radar|0 Comments

As an IAP2 USA Board member, I would like to take a short moment to plug the membership drive we kicked off in October and which will end tomorrow, January 31, at midnight: IAP2 USA Fall Membership Campaign: $99 Deal, Good for 99 Days! I don't have the latest numbers handy, but it looks like [...]

30 01, 2012

We the People Conference Call

By | January 30th, 2012|Open Government|0 Comments

In case you've been following We the People (see our coverage), this upcoming conference call might be for you. From the IAP2 USA blog: We the People Follow-Up: February 1, 2012 Last October, we asked you to help us improve We the People, the new White House e-petition site. Collaborating with our partners, the National Coalition for [...]

25 01, 2012

SXSW 2012: Twenty Sessions for the E-Participator

By | January 25th, 2012|Events|0 Comments

It's that time of year, and SXSW Interactive (that week-long mass pilgrimage of web, film, music and -- for the first time this year with a conference track of their own -- education innovators to beautiful Austin, TX) is almost around the corner. Since there's a good chance I'll make the trip out there yet once again, I [...]

23 01, 2012

Ideas Worth Watching: Deliberapedia

By | January 23rd, 2012|Crowdsourcing, Deliberation, Radar|2 Comments

In the second chapter from his upcoming book, Tom Atlee picks up the topic of learning in deliberation, something he has written about previously. It's a thorny issue and generally applies to public participation as well. One problem, as I see it, is that quality deliberation requires informed participants, but properly framing the issue and creating the [...]

18 01, 2012

TriMet Challenges & Choices Budget Discussion Guide

By | January 18th, 2012|Participatory Budgeting, Radar|1 Comment

Over at Human Transit, public transportation planner Jarrett Walker points to yet another online budget puzzle, this one from Portland, OR and still ongoing: portland: balance the budget yourself Portland's Tri-Met faces another horrible funding shortfall this year, but they've come up with a good survey tool to engage the public in their decisions about what services [...]

14 01, 2012

NCDD Confab Call with Tom Atlee: January 17

By | January 14th, 2012|Deliberation, E-participation, Events|0 Comments

Tom Atlee will be presenting at this week's NCDD Confab Call. From his blog: I'll be doing an online dialogue in the 2-hour National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation Confab Call on Tuesday, January 17th at 2pm Eastern (11am Pacific). Ben Roberts, a principal in both weDialogue and Occupy Café, will be facilitating the call [...]

11 01, 2012

Intellitics 2011 Blog Highlights

By | January 11th, 2012|About|0 Comments

Like last year, we're taking a quick moment to look back at the topics that stood out over the past twelve months. Here are our top 10 most popular posts of 2011: February 14: Calgary Budget Consultation: 13 Design Principles February 21: CRS Report on Open Government Initiative March 7: How To Create Policy on a Wiki March [...]