Monthly Archives: August 2014

29 08, 2014

2015 Event and Conference Radar

By | August 29th, 2014|Events|6 Comments

Continuing this annual tradition (2012, 2013, 2014), here’s our list of 2015 conferences and events at the intersection of technology and civic engagement, public participation, planning, dialogue and deliberation, conflict resolution, open government and related fields. Please leave a comment below or contact us if you have additional events to share. Thank you! January 2015 [...]

12 08, 2014

NDI Launches DemTools Democracy Toolkit

By | August 12th, 2014|E-participation, Radar|0 Comments

The National Democratic Institute (NDI) today launched a new set of web-based applications. From the NDItech DemocracyWorks blog: Meet DemTools: Closing the Geek Gap Human rights and democracy advocates in the developing world have been left stranded in this leap to more effective tools. There’s a new form of digital divide that’s emerged: call it [...]

12 08, 2014

Top Posts July 2014

By | August 12th, 2014|About|0 Comments

Some goodies on our list of top posts last month (for the period May through July 2014): Participatory Budgeting: Updated North America Participation Metrics 2013/2014 CivicPatterns: A Common Language for Creating Citizen Engagement Apps Friday Findings And our three top performing posts overall: What Is Public Participation? What Is Public Participation? 2014 Event and Conference [...]

8 08, 2014

Friday Findings

By | August 8th, 2014|Radar|0 Comments

A few items that caught our interest this past week: Peter Levine gives an account of the recent youth participatory budgeting project in Boston, MA and how it benefits civic engagement: You can add us to equations but they never make us equal: participatory budgeting in Boston Knight Digital Media Center shares five best practices [...]

6 08, 2014

Crowdsourcing Text Analysis of FCC Open Internet Rulemaking Data

By | August 6th, 2014|Radar, Research, Rulemaking|1 Comment

Yesterday, the FCC released a large portion of the more than one million public comments it has received regarding its ongoing Open Internet rulemaking effort: FCC Makes Open Internet Comments More Accessible to Public Because of the sheer number of comments and the great public interest in what they say, Chairman Wheeler has asked the [...]

5 08, 2014

Financial Platform Stellar to Apply Participatory Budgeting Concepts

By | August 5th, 2014|Participatory Budgeting, Radar|0 Comments

The Stellar Development Foundation, a not-for-profit organization launched publicly this past week, is developing a new financial platform based on Stellar, their decentralized protocol for sending and receiving money in any pair of currencies. To learn more about the concept, check out their inaugural blog post. Their website contains this interesting tidbit (emphasis mine): Stellar [...]