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As I was searching the web today for resources on the history of public participation in the United States, I came across this paper (PDF) from 1998 by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of NEPA...
For the fifth year in a row (see here, here, here and here), we’re putting together a list of 2016 conferences and events at the intersection of technology and: public participation, dialogue...
The international Conference for e-Democracy and Open Government (CeDEM), is celebrating its tenth anniversary next year. The conference: … brings together e-democracy, e-participation and open...
IAP2 USA just announced their 2016 Skills Symposium, February 21-25, 2016 in San Diego, CA. We are excited to present our new one-day digital engagement training course. Digital Engagement in Public...
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...
Last November, I started a list to help keep track of the ever-evolving debate around participatory budgeting and its promise and merits, particularly in the United States: Participatory Budgeting:...
Today, the United States released their third Open Government National Action Plan (see also our previous posts here and here). Once again, the plan includes a number of items related to public...
I look forward to speaking at Arizona State University’s upcoming By the People conference on participatory democracy, civic engagement and citizenship education, December 3-5 in Tempe, AZ (see...
International Facilitation Week is upon us, October 19-25, courtesy the International Association of Facilitators (IAF). For the third year in a row (see here, here), we’re involved in...