Monthly Archives: May 2013

23 05, 2013

Participatory Budgeting: North America Participation Metrics

By | May 23rd, 2013|Participatory Budgeting|4 Comments

Here's another open data collection effort. As shared on the Participatory Budgeting Facebook group yesterday: Can anyone help provide the following metrics? Thanks! 1. Number of PB voters in New York district 32 this year? 2. Population (not eligible voters) for all new New York districts (19, 23, 33 and 44)? 3. Population (not eligible voters) [...]

12 05, 2013

Pietro Speroni: “Crowdsourcing the History of eDemocracy”

By | May 12th, 2013|Research|1 Comment

Via the Metagovernment mailing list:, From Italy-based researcher Pietro Speroni di Fenizio (check out his blog or follow him on Twitter): Hello everybody, I have been invited to give a talk on the history of eDemocracy for state of the Net. I am also writing a book on eDemocracy, and the history will surely be a chapter into it, [...]

5 05, 2013

What Is Digital Engagement?

By | May 5th, 2013|Dictionary|0 Comments

Here's a working definition I used during today's presentation at the 2013 Participatory Budgeting Conference: Digital Engagement The use of information and communications technologies to support, enhance or extend public participation and civic engagement processes. Another one comes to us via Steph Gray: Digital Engagement uses digital tools and channels to find, listen to and [...]

5 05, 2013

PB Conference: “Digital Engagement Across the PB Lifecycle”

By | May 5th, 2013|Events, Participatory Budgeting|1 Comment

Here are my slides from our technology panel earlier today (see program): Session C: Tech Tools for PB (DH 231) This session will focus on the key issues and questions that people should consider when developing and using tech tools for PB. The panel will share their expertise on online civic engagement tools. Facilitator: Alissa [...]

1 05, 2013

Top Posts April 2013

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

Our most popular recent posts for April: Hello Europe: A Fresh Idea to Connect Europe Zilino Road Show Continues: Chicago and D.C. Group Patterns: How Do They Apply to Virtual Environments? And our overall top goal-getters: What Is Public Participation? What Is Government 2.0? What Is Public Participation? Thanks for reading along!