Monthly Archives: October 2015

29 10, 2015

SmartParticipation Launches NYC Congestion Discussion

By | October 29th, 2015|E-participation, Online Consultation, Radar|0 Comments

The RegulationRoom team at Cornell University just launched their first local policy discussion on From the email announcement: Lately, experts and advocacy groups have been weighing in heavily on NYC traffic congestion. While this is good, it’s also important to hear from the people who deal with congestion daily—commuters, pedestrians, bicyclists, professional & private drivers, [...]

28 10, 2015

Cataloguing the Arguments Pro and Con Participatory Budgeting

By | October 28th, 2015|Participatory Budgeting, Research|0 Comments

Last November, I started a list to help keep track of the ever-evolving debate around participatory budgeting and its promise and merits, particularly in the United States: Participatory Budgeting: Arguments Pro and Con The goal is to compile a comprehensive list of arguments pro and con Participatory Budgeting (PB). The term participatory budgeting here refers to [...]

27 10, 2015

Public Participation in the Third U.S. Open Government National Action Plan

By | October 27th, 2015|Open Government, Participatory Budgeting, Public Participation|0 Comments

Today, the United States released their third Open Government National Action Plan (see also our previous posts here and here). Once again, the plan includes a number of items related to public participation, one of the three open government pillars contained in the original memorandum and directive back in 2009: U.S. Public Participation Playbook (page [...]

16 10, 2015

Online Facilitation Unconference 2015

By | October 16th, 2015|Events, Facilitation|0 Comments

International Facilitation Week is upon us, October 19-25, courtesy the International Association of Facilitators (IAF). For the third year in a row (see here, here), we're involved in organizing an online unconference for practitioners from around the globe interested in sharing and learning about facilitation in virtual environments. Topic brainstorming is set to kick off [...]