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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 SmartParticipation.com. 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, [...]

11 08, 2015

Engaging the Public on Public Budgets LinkedIn Group

By | August 11th, 2015|Radar|0 Comments

Chris Adams, President at Denver, Colorado-based Engaged Public, just announced the launch of a new LinkedIn group focused on “engaging the public on public budgets”. From his post: Is public engagement on public budgets even a thing? It is if you believe that traditional public hearings (a.k.a. "three minutes at the mic"), posting huge PDFs on websites, [...]

8 06, 2015

Participation Week Launches in Scotland

By | June 8th, 2015|Europe, Events, Radar, Uncategorized|1 Comment

The Directorate for Local Government and Communities in Scotland kicks off a weeklong event series today that aims to explore what a more people-centric and participatory government might look like. From Eventbrite: Participation Week is a chance for all of us involved in public services to learn together about how we involve people more in the development [...]

1 06, 2015

City of Guelph Participant Responsibilities in Community Engagement

By | June 1st, 2015|Public Participation, Radar, Resources|1 Comment

Via Twitter, I just came across a very nice set of guiding principles for community engagement from the City of Guelph (located in Canada near Toronto, Ontario). The page lists responsibilities for the key parties involved in the public participation process: the community engagement team, city employee, participant, and council. It's a very solid resource, but I [...]

6 03, 2015

Feedback Labs Launches Toolkit

By | March 6th, 2015|Radar|0 Comments

Earlier today, Feedback Labs announced the official launch of their toolkit, a curated collection of examples, guides, and tools related to new forms of technology-supported stakeholder engagement in the area of international aid, philanthropy, and government services. According to the email, the toolkit "represents our first step toward aggregating our community's knowledge around closing feedback [...]

24 02, 2015

World Bank Group Online Course on Citizen Engagement

By | February 24th, 2015|Radar|0 Comments

This free, 4-week online course is provided by the World Bank Group in collaboration with the London School of Economics (LSE), the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), and Participedia: Engaging Citizens: A Game Changer for Development? Government works best when citizens are directly engaged in policymaking & public service delivery. What conditions are necessary for inclusive [...]