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7 09, 2014

White House Seeking Input on Open Government Portal Relaunch

By |2018-11-21T15:42:16+00:00September 7th, 2014|Open Government, Public Participation|1 Comment

Earlier this week, the White House via the recently launched U.S. Open Government Google group, asked for input regarding an upcoming "refresh" of their Open Government website at whitehouse.gov/open. Here's the comment I just left: Hi Cori, I'd like to re-introduce the idea of a public participation calendar: http://www.intellitics.com/blog/2010/01/21/open-government-needs-public-participation-calendars/ The idea is to provide one [...]

6 09, 2014

Getting the IAP2 Spectrum Wrong

By |2018-11-21T15:42:16+00:00September 6th, 2014|Public Participation|12 Comments

Update (2014/09/08): A recording of Friday's call is now available online. I had a chance to attend a conference call on "Deepening Digital Engagement" yesterday hosted by Community Matters, a program by the Orton Family Foundation that "equips cities and towns to strengthen their places and inspire change... through transparent, collaborative conversations". There was a lot [...]

5 09, 2014

Bertelsmann Stiftung Releases New Study on Public Participation in Germany

By |2018-11-21T15:42:16+00:00September 5th, 2014|Europe, Public Participation, ROI|0 Comments

Gütersloh, Germany-based Bertelsmann Stiftung today released a new study on public participation in Germany, which shows increasing citizen demand for various types of participatory processes and which confirms a number of ways public participation yields positive impact (pages 4-5, in German): Vielfältige Demokratie: Kernergebnisse der Studie „Partizipation im Wandel – Unsere Demokratie zwischen Wählen, Mitmachen [...]

13 06, 2014

IAP2 USA Survey: Public Participation Core Competencies

By |2014-06-13T09:56:51+00:00June 13th, 2014|Public Participation, Radar|0 Comments

The International Association for Public Participation in the United States (IAP2 USA) has launched an initiative to develop a certification program for public participation professionals. From the website: The IAP2 Certification process is just beginning. IAP2 USA in cooperation with IAP2 Canada and IAP2 Southern Africa are working on behalf of the rest of the [...]

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 [...]

12 09, 2013

CityCamp Oakland: November 9, 2013

By |2018-11-21T15:42:20+00:00September 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: http://citycampoak2013.eventbrite.com 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 [...]

10 09, 2013

The Engagement Triangle

By |2018-11-21T15:42:20+00:00September 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, [...]

22 08, 2013

LA Mayor FixDWP E-Petition Site: More Background Information, Please!

By |2018-11-21T15:42:20+00:00August 22nd, 2013|E-participation, Press, Public Participation|0 Comments

My Twitter commentary yesterday about LA Mayor Eric Garcetti's "Fix DWP!" online petition site (here, here) got picked up by NextCity correspondent Nancy Scola, who interviewed me for her piece. Here's the quote: But engaging the public in a policy battle is a tough thing to pull off, said Tim Bonnemann, founder and CEO of [...]