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9 01, 2012

UK Good Practice Guide on Public Engagement in Planning

By |2018-11-21T15:41:53+00:00January 9th, 2012|Europe, Planning, Public Participation, Resources|0 Comments

In light of the recent call for input regarding public participation best practices, it's always interesting to compare how that question is being answered abroad. Here's a 2010 document by Planning Aid England, which is part of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), the UK's "leading planning body for spatial, sustainable, integrative and inclusive planning": Good [...]

6 01, 2012

Group Works: A Pattern Language for Bringing Life to Meetings and Other Gatherings

By |2018-11-21T15:41:53+00:00January 6th, 2012|Collaboration, Dialogue, Facilitation, Research, Resources|2 Comments

For the past three years (ever since attending "The Underlying Dynamics of Conversations that Matter", a most excellent pre-conference workshop with Tom Atlee and Peggy Holman at NCDD 2008 in Austin, TX), I've been following the Group Pattern Language Project, a very exciting endeavor led by Tree Bressen, Sue Woehrlin and Dave Pollard and involving dozens of contributors from a [...]

29 12, 2011

New Book on Online Consultations

By |2018-11-21T15:41:54+00:00December 29th, 2011|E-participation, Resources|0 Comments

Peter M. Shane, Jacob E. Davis and Jacob E. Davis II Chair in Law at the Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law, just announced the arrival of a new book he has co-edited with Stephen Coleman, Professor of Political Communication in the Institute of Communications Studies at the University of Leeds: "Connecting Democracy: Online Consultation [...]

22 12, 2011

ACUS Recommendations on E-Rulemaking

By |2018-11-21T15:41:54+00:00December 22nd, 2011|Checklist, E-participation, Open Government, Rulemaking|0 Comments

The Assembly of the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) recently adopted recommendations regarding Agency Innovations in E-Rulemaking (PDF) after having reviewed the websites and e-rulemaking initiatives of 90 agencies. The Conference studied the websites and e-rulemaking initiatives of 90 agencies, each of which had reported completing an average of two or more rulemakings during each [...]

28 03, 2011

New Guide from NAPA: Tools for Online Idea Generation

By |2018-11-21T15:41:59+00:00March 28th, 2011|Research, Resources|6 Comments

The Collaboration Project, an initiative by the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA), just released a new resource: Tools for Online Idea Generation: A Comparison of Technology Platforms for Public Managers The document is a follow-up to their previous introduction to online group brainstorming, which I thought was a nicely done primer for anyone just getting started with [...]

14 02, 2011

Calgary Budget Consultation: 13 Design Principles

By |2018-11-21T15:41:59+00:00February 14th, 2011|Checklist, Participatory Budgeting, Radar, Resources|1 Comment

On Friday, the City of Calgary launched a large-scale citizen engagement project: Our City. Our Budget. Our Future. In February 2011, Council approved the engagement process for the facilitated review of core services and The City’s business planning and budget process. It is an extensive engagement process that will facilitate conversations with citizens, employees and [...]

1 12, 2010

CDC Social Media Toolkit

By |2018-11-21T15:42:01+00:00December 1st, 2010|Checklist, Resources|3 Comments

The Center for Desease Control (CDC) has just published a useful guide that ties in nicely with some of our recent presentations on social media in public participation: The Health Communicator's Social Media Toolkit (PDF) This toolkit was developed by the Electronic Media Branch, Division of News and Electronic Media, Office of the Associate Director of [...]

6 10, 2010

New ILG Newletter: Perspectives on Public Engagement and Local Government

By |2010-10-06T16:00:03+00:00October 6th, 2010|Radar, Resources|0 Comments

The Institute for Local Government (ILG) today launched a new email newsletter that looks quite promising: Welcome to the inaugural issue of Perspectives on Public Engagement and Local Government, an electronic newsletter from the Institute for Local Government (ILG). We hope this occasional e-newsletter will be of interest to local officials as well as other [...]

17 09, 2010

IAP2 USA

By |2018-11-21T15:42:02+00:00September 17th, 2010|Community, Radar, Resources|5 Comments

The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2), in an effort to better cater to local member needs around the world, is currently making some changes to their governance model.  Part of this process will see the emergence of a new national organization in the US (until now, there were only a dozen or so local [...]

11 09, 2010

Seattle City Council Budget Consultation

By |2018-11-21T15:42:02+00:00September 11th, 2010|Checklist, Participatory Budgeting, Radar, Research, Resources|1 Comment

The other day, someone on Twitter passed along this announcement about a new budget consultation in Seattle, WA: I admit it doesn't take a lot more to get me interested, so I clicked right through. Here's a bit of a checklist I usually apply when I scan online consultations such as this one (listed in no particular [...]