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August 29, 2012 at 2:31 am #168033
Whoa, zero responses. Has SXSW jumped the shark? 😉
Anyway, here are nine popular session proposals in the “Government and Civic Engagement” (based on the total number of shares):
- Breaking Out of Prison: Future of Incarceration
- Participatory Budgeting: Crowdsourcing for Real (*)
- Can Crowdfunding Save Local Government Budgets?
- [email protected]: Max Political Impact, Minimum Effort
- The Civic Startup Space
- Diplomacy 2.0: Foreign Ministries on Social Media
- Tech Advocacy and the New Congress
- Social Media Command Centers: Give Cities a Voice
- Can I Record? The Fight Over Photographers’ Rights
Any others that deserve recognition before voting closes on Friday, August 31?
(*) I’m part of this humble contribution, together with Tiago Peixoto (World Bank) and Marti Brown (City of Vallejo, CA). 😉
May 25, 2012 at 4:53 pm #111225
Just wanted to give people on this thread a quick heads-up that we will be diving into the topic of ROI specifically as it relates to public participation (involving citizens in decision making) at the upcoming 2012 North American IAP2 Conference, September 30 through October 2, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
See my blog post here: 2012 IAP2 Conference: Let’s Talk Public Participation ROI!
This will be a collaborative effort, and I invite you to get involved. We may do a first group call as early as June. Ping me if interested. Thanks!
March 22, 2012 at 6:06 am #154934
Dennis, good to see you here! I’ve noticed your name show up on the NCDD listserv a few times.
January 31, 2012 at 10:16 pm #151100
12 new members in the past 48 hours alone. 10 more hours to take advantage of our $99 special offer.
January 31, 2012 at 12:40 am #151102
For those in the DC area, there is a pretty good chance that we will re-open our Mid-Atlantic chapter some time later this year. A dozen new members so far in that area alone!
January 23, 2012 at 9:24 am #150152
Correction: they’ve been doing this for five years in a row (ever since the current mayor took office), it’s just that this particular format (buy a feature) was first introduced last year.
January 22, 2012 at 11:29 pm #150154
For the second year in a row, the City of San José has invited representatives from neighborhood associations to provide input on the city budget:
From a public participation perspective (how to meaningfully involve people in the decisions that affect them), here are some things to always watch out for:
- How are participants selected? Who gets to have a say?
- What options are on the table and how are they framed? What options are not on the table?
- How will participants’ input influence the decision making? The level of impact, however minimal, should be transparent upfront.
Would love to hear about other group exercises out there beyond “buy a feature”.
January 22, 2012 at 11:16 pm #150156
Interesting to read the comments, too. Very mixed reviews, to put it nicely.
I wrote about it here: TriMet Challenges & Choices Budget Discussion Guide
January 21, 2012 at 8:38 am #150164
What do you plan to do with the input you receive? How will participants influence the decision?
August 25, 2011 at 8:22 pm #139589
August 4, 2011 at 6:27 pm #137466
I guess I should start things off then…
I serve as CTO on the Board of IAP2 USA and lead the technology and communications team. We’re in charge of setting up an online infrastructure that connects our organization internally and externally and gives everybody a chance to learn a lot.
July 30, 2011 at 6:13 am #136687
Unless you apply a very broad definition of crowdsourcing, I don’t think the term applies here. Still a cool project, though. Will be interesting to see the final outcome.
July 9, 2011 at 1:59 am #134532
If the early rush is any indication, government will soon have to be present on yet another channel.
June 15, 2011 at 10:34 pm #132864
June 15, 2011 at 5:46 pm #132878
The White House also announced that they plan to invite the public to “offer feedback”. Here’s a few thoughts I shared with the White House (if they’re reading it, that is): White House To Seek Input (Again): A Few Basic Tips to Make It Work