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) [...]
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, [...]
As was to be expected, I greatly enjoyed the Participatory Budgeting Conference this past weekend. Always nice to meet folks in person, learn a few things, and make new connections with instigators from around the globe who are pushing the participatory envelope in their communities. The Twitter stream seems to agree. However, after two conferences [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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