Monthly Archives: September 2013

26 09, 2013

Impressions from IAP2 2013 North America Conference

By | September 26th, 2013|Events|0 Comments

IAP2 2013 was fun. For those who couldn't be there, I'm curating a few of the most noteworthy and inspirational tweets below. In the spirit of full disclosure, I should point out that I was wearing multiple hats at this conference: attendee, IAP2 USA Board member, member of the planning committee and last but not [...]

24 09, 2013

Categorizing Digital Engagement Tools

By | September 24th, 2013|E-participation, Research|0 Comments

In preparation for our session at IAP2 2013 today, I looked through the list of 200+ tools currently listed on ParticipateDB. I tried to take a first stab at identifying potential categories. Upon further refinement, this could become a typology of digital engagement tools. Typology of tools, technologies and services (a work in progress) Argument [...]

16 09, 2013

E-Participatory Budgeting in San Francisco

By | September 16th, 2013|Participatory Budgeting|6 Comments

San Francisco made headlines last week when it was announced at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013 that the city is set "to test online participatory budgeting". From the article (emphasis mine): Taxpayers are sometimes the best people to decide how their money gets spent — sounds obvious, but usually we don’t have a direct say beyond [...]

15 09, 2013

Internet Usage Germany 1997-2013 By Age Group

By | September 15th, 2013|Digital Inclusion|1 Comment

It's the weekend, so why not throw in some internet usage statistics from around the world? The following graph is based on numbers from the most recent edition of the ARD/ZDF-Onlinestudie, a German online usage survey conducted once per year by the two main German public broadcasters. One part of the study looks at "internet [...]

12 09, 2013

CityCamp Oakland: November 9, 2013

By | September 12th, 2013|Events, Public Participation|0 Comments

And another event for the Bay Area was just announced: CityCamp Oakland Saturday, November 9, 2013 9am to 5pm Oakland City Hall Oakland, CA Online registration: From the sign-up page: Join us for the second annual CityCampOak! Never heard of CityCamp? Check the reviews of least year! Once again we will be bringing together [...]

11 09, 2013

Transportation Camp San Francisco Bay Area: November 16, 2013

By | September 11th, 2013|Events|0 Comments

Lots of good events happening in the Bay Area. This just in: Transportation Camp San Francisco Bay Area Young Professionals in Transportation - San Francisco Bay Area Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PST) Berkeley, CA Online registration: From the sign-up page: Why Attend? Transportation is a major metropolitan issue, [...]

10 09, 2013

International Facilitation Week: October 21-27, 2013

By | September 10th, 2013|Facilitation|4 Comments

The International Association of Facilitators (IAF), a global network of practitioners whose mission is to "promote, support and advance the art and practice of professional facilitation" has an interesting event planned for next month: International Facilitation Week The IAF is pleased to announce that it is planning International Facilitation Week and Board Director Carol Sherriff [...]

10 09, 2013

The Engagement Triangle

By | September 10th, 2013|Community Engagement, Public Participation|3 Comments

At the recent Frontiers of Democracy 2013 Conference, one session on "The Spectrum of Participation" discussed Arnstein's "Ladder of Citizen Participation" (1969) and IAP2's Spectrum of Public Participation (1999/2000) and focused on the important role charts and visualizations have played for our field generally. The session, led by Matt Leighninger of the Deliberative Democracy Consortium, [...]

9 09, 2013

PlanningCamp Bay Area: October 12, 2013

By | September 9th, 2013|Events|1 Comment

Just signed up for PlanningCamp Bay Area: PlanningCamp is an unconference about technology and the future of urban planning. Be there on October 12th if you're working at the intersection of technology and the hard effort of making better cities -- on the technology side, or the planning side, or a bit of both. Spend [...]

4 09, 2013

Top Posts August 2013

By | September 4th, 2013|About|0 Comments

These were our most popular posts from the last three months (June through August): 2014 Event and Conference Radar IDEC 2013: Conference on Democratic Education Intellitics at 2013 IAP2 North America Tech Fair And the overall top list: What Is Government 2.0? What Is Public Participation? What Is Public Participation? As always, thanks for reading [...]