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2 06, 2014

GovLab Academy Event on Crowdlaw

By |2014-06-02T10:26:46+00:00June 2nd, 2014|Crowdsourcing, Events, Radar|1 Comment

Today at 6pm Eastern Time (3pm Pacific), the GovLab Academy will host the first of two "unconference" sessions on the topic of crowdsourcing in the lawmaking process (crowdlaw). From their website: Crowdlaw in Action: Details & A Preview of Next Week’s Online Event On June 2, GovLab Academy will host the first of two online “unconferences” [...]

17 03, 2014

Evaluation Criteria for Assessing Crowdsourcing Efforts in the Legislative Process

By |2018-11-21T15:42:17+00:00March 17th, 2014|Crowdsourcing, Open Policymaking|4 Comments

I'm working on a blog post recapping and analyzing the recent crowdsourcing experiment by California Assemblyman Mike Gatto to let the public write legislation (see our coverage here and media mentions here and here). I hope to lay out a number of potential assessment criteria, which could then be applied to help evaluate and compare [...]

13 03, 2014

Capitol Public Radio: “Lawmaker Turns to Crowdsourcing to Create Legislation”

By |2018-11-21T15:42:17+00:00March 13th, 2014|About, Crowdsourcing, Open Policymaking, Press|1 Comment

I was interviewed last week by Katie Orr, State Government Reporter at Capitol Public Radio in Sacramento, CA to talk about California Assemblyman Mike Gatto's recent open policymaking experiment (see our coverage here). You can read and listen to the entire segment online: Lawmaker Turns to Crowdsourcing to Create Legislation. Here are the two quotes [...]

16 02, 2014

CITRIS Event On Policy Crowdsourcing in Finland

By |2018-11-21T15:42:17+00:00February 16th, 2014|Crowdsourcing, Europe|1 Comment

Interesting event at UC Berkeley This Wednesday: Tanja Aitamuro, Research Exchange: Crowdsourcing in Policy-Making: The Impact of Blended Expertise on Law-Making Process This talk reports on a study about the impact of crowdsourcing on a law-making process in Finland. In the studied process, the off-road traffic law reform was opened for public participation in Finland [...]

4 02, 2014

Govlab/ICANN Collaboration Explores Open Policy Making

By |2018-11-21T15:42:17+00:00February 4th, 2014|Crowdsourcing, Open Government|2 Comments

The GobLab team (for more about GovLab, see our earlier post today) is currently working with the ICANN Strategy Panel on Multistakeholder Innovation to assist them in developing "recommendations for ICANN on how the organization can evolve the ways it engages with global stakeholders in coordinating the Internet’s unique identifier space." From the project website: [...]

19 12, 2013

California Assemblyman Invites Public to Draft Legislation

By |2018-11-21T15:42:19+00:00December 19th, 2013|Collaborative Governance, Crowdsourcing, Public Participation|3 Comments

California Assemblyman Mike Gatto, a Democrat representing California's 43rd district (Los Angeles area), announced on Monday that he's inviting the public to help "draft a piece of legislation directly via an online Wiki." From the announcement: Assemblyman Mike Gatto Invites Public to Draft the United States' First Ever "Wiki Bill" SACRAMENTO, CA - Today, Assemblyman Mike [...]

7 12, 2013

An ExpertNet Pilot at the FDA?

By |2018-11-21T15:42:20+00:00December 7th, 2013|Crowdsourcing, Open Government|1 Comment

Another interesting tidbit from the U.S. Open Government National Action Plan that was released yesterday: 3. Continue to Pilot Expert Networking Platforms Expert networking platforms offer the potential for Government officials to find and connect with Federal colleagues, academic researchers, or members of the general public that have specialized skills or unique expertise. The pilot [...]

14 11, 2013

Daren Brabham Crowdsourcing Typology

By |2018-11-21T15:42:20+00:00November 14th, 2013|Crowdsourcing|1 Comment

It was a pleasure to finally meet Daren Brabham in person at the 2013 IAP2 North America Conference (listen to my 2010 This Week in Participation interview with him on crowdsourcing in urban planning). His IAP2 conference keynote on crowdsourcing was very useful, as expected. I particularly liked the taxonomy he shared (see image above), [...]

14 08, 2012

SXSW 2013 Session Proposal: “Participatory Budgeting: Crowdsourcing for Real”

By |2018-11-21T15:42:25+00:00August 14th, 2012|Crowdsourcing, Events, Participatory Budgeting|1 Comment

Together with Marti Brown (City Council Member, City of Vallejo, CA) and Tiago Peixoto (Open Government Specialist, World Bank Institute), I'm thrilled to announce our session proposal for SXSW 2013: Participatory Budgeting: Crowdsourcing for Real Every year, millions of citizens around the world are involved in a crowdsourcing effort in which they tell their governments [...]