The latest issue of ICMA's Public Management publication (ICMA is the International City/County Management Association, for those unaware of it) includes a report on The World Cafe - http://theworldcafe.com
- which offers communities around the world a means to engage in roundtable and honest discussions to literally "map a conversation" to achieve results.
My interpretation is of a wiki-like civic engagement but in the flesh.
The article was about Reading, Massachusetts' use of it (located about 30 minutes from me) and the website indicates hundreds of communities around the world using it.
Do you have any personal knowledge/satisfaction from this program? Ideas?