Monthly Archives: February 2013

25 02, 2013

IAP2 2013 FAILfaire: Learning From Failure

By | February 25th, 2013|Events|3 Comments

I was recently reminded of a very promising-looking event idea for communities of practice interested in pushing the limits of mutual learning. It's called FAILfaire, a format that encourages the sharing of -- you guessed it -- failures. I thought it might be something worth trying at the upcoming IAP2 2013 North America conference. Encouraged [...]

15 02, 2013

UNCG 2013 Annual Meeting: June 2-4, 2013 in Malibu, CA

By | February 15th, 2013|Events|0 Comments

The University Network for Collaborative Governance (UNCG) just announced their 2013 Annual Meeting, to be held June 2-4, 2013 at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA: Thinking in New Ways: Collaborative Decision Making with Both Stakeholders and the Public From their site: Since the University Network for Collaborative Governance formed in 2008, member centers and affiliated [...]

13 02, 2013

Knight News Challenge on Open Government: Time for A Public Participation Calendar

By | February 13th, 2013|Open Government|2 Comments

The long-anticipated Knight News Challenge on Open Government launched yesterday. From the announcement over on the Knight Foundation blog: Today, as we open the first Knight News Challenge of 2013 on Open Gov, we’re looking for answers to one central question: “How might we improve the way citizens and governments interact?” We think that new tools [...]

11 02, 2013

Uproar Chicago: Using Voicemail for Civic Engagement

By | February 11th, 2013|E-participation, Radar|1 Comment

Uproar Chicago is a new civic project in Chicago, IL that aims to create a "community-curated audio collage about Chicago violence": About This Project… As residents of Chicago, many of us feel overwhelmed by the constant drumbeat of news and personal experiences of interpersonal and structural violence. [...] Some of us feel powerless in the [...]

8 02, 2013

Local Government Commission: Five ROI Areas for Public Participation in Planning

By | February 8th, 2013|ROI|0 Comments

In the "participation toolbox" section of their website, the Local Government Commission (LGC) lists the following five reasons why "[m]eaningful public involvement in the planning process is worth a local government’s time and money": To enhance the quality of planning To avoid contention between interested parties To ensure swift and efficient project implementation To ensure that [...]

6 02, 2013

NCDD Catalyst: Real Dialogues Sneak Peek

By | February 6th, 2013|Radar|0 Comments

Today is the last day for NCDD members to vote in the NCDD Catalyst Awards. Check out what part of the Real Dialogues team did with their demo session on Monday. From our email to the NCDD listserv last night: Dear NCDD, We conducted a test Hangout yesterday. Im keeping with our project plan, we [...]

6 02, 2013

Discourse Re-Imagines the Online Discussion Forum

By | February 6th, 2013|Radar|1 Comment

Discourse, a new open-source online forum solution, launched today. From the FAQ: What's different about it? Discourse is a from-scratch reboot, an attempt to reimagine what a modern, sustainable, fully open-source Internet discussion platform should be today – both from a technology standpoint and a sociology standpoint. We tried to build in all the lessons [...]

5 02, 2013

Top Posts January 2013

By | February 5th, 2013|About|0 Comments

These three recent posts were most popular in January: 2013 Event and Conference Radar Learning to Count: Interactive Documentary on Youth Participatory Budgeting Help Shape IAP2 North America Conference 2013 Overall, these three scored highest: What Is Government 2.0? What Is Public Participation? 2013 Event and Conference Radar Thanks for reading!

1 02, 2013

NCDD Catalyst: Real Dialogues Team Office Hours

By | February 1st, 2013|About|0 Comments

Voting is under way for the inaugural NCDD Catalyst Awards. The Real Dialogues team has scheduled a couple of "office hours" to allow NCDD members to get any additional questions answered that the proposal didn't cover. Facebook Friday, February 1, 2013 11am-1pm Pacific (2-4pm Eastern) To participate, simply comment on this thread on the NCDD [...]