Last Friday, a new policy paper by Peter Levine was released entitled: “Civic Engagement and Community Information: Five Strategies to Revive Civic Communication“.
“His paper is the sixth in a series focused on implementing the Knight Commission’s 15 recommendations for creating healthy informed communities across the country released in 2009 in a landmark report, Informing Communities.” (source)
There are 5 main strategy recommendations:
- Create a Civic Information Corps using the nation’s “service” infrastructure to generate knowledge (view online)
- Engage universities as community information hubs (view online)
- Invest in face-to-face public deliberation (view online)
- Generate public “relational” knowledge (view online)
- Civic engagement for public information and knowledge (view online)
What do you think? Do you agree?
Quotations from the paper: Peter Levine, Civic Engagement and Community Information: Five Strategies to Revive Civic Communication, Washington, D.C.: The Aspen Institute, April 2011.
A similar version of this was originally posted at the IT company that I work for’s product blog (Disclosure: the product deals w/ transparency, gov’t, & technology and our company works with government in multiple ways to help them with gov 2.0 and related technologies)