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Posts about public participation.

NCDD to co-sponsor the Intl Conference on Participatory Budgeting

It looks like NCDD will be a proud co-sponsor of the first International Conference on Participatory Budgeting in the US and Canada, which will take place March 30-31, 2012, in New York City!  We’re happy to play a role in supporting this event, as participatory budgeting is one of the fastest-growing forms of public engagement in the U.S., and we’d like to see more NCDD members stepping into this work. I heard from Josh Lerner yesterday that workshop slots are filling up quite fast, so […] (continue)

Input from NCDD and DDC for Open Gov Action Plan

The National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation (NCDD) and the Deliberative Democracy Consortium (DDC) submitted a joint statement to Aneesh Chopra, US Chief Technology Officer, on January 2nd–and we’d like to invite you to show your support of the submission if you’re interested. As we previously announced, Chopra posted a request on the White House website on December 6th seeking input and recommendations on how to help improve, facilitate, and evaluate public participation in government for the U.S. Open Government National Action Plan. Despite the brief […] (continue)

It’s Time for ALL of Us to Focus on Electoral Reform

Robert Steele of the We the People Reform Coalition thinks NCDDers should focus their efforts on the issue of electoral reform? What do you think? Comment here or email Robert with your thoughts. (continue)

A Greater Platform

Here’s an Idea Incubator post from Jon Denn of organizational member A Greater Publishing… Common-sense supermajority-supported answers, to many of our most pressing problems, abound. But they cannot be easily found and honed because of the hyperpartisan smokescreen. www.aGREATER.US is the only place I know of where these ideas can be aggregated. Then rated and ranked. But the final step in honing them into a platform requires the expertise of NCDDers. I’m looking for NCDDers to adopt a topic (existing or new) and set up […] (continue)

New book on online consultation in U.S. and Europe

Supporting member Peter Shane (visiting professor of law at Harvard Law School) shared this announcement on the NCDD Discussion List yesterday… I am thrilled to announce the publication by MIT Press of, “Connecting Democracy:  Online Consultation and the Flow of Political Communication,” edited by Stephen Coleman and me.  The book is a collaborative project of 19 researchers investigating the experience and potential of online consultation in the United States and Europe. The following paragraph from the introductory chapter gives a flavor of our framework:  “A […] (continue)

Check out the new & improved Participedia.net

The new and improved beta version of Participedia is up and running at www.participedia.net.  Participedia is a collaborative online repository of case studies, organizations, and methods in the field of democratic innovation and public engagement. If you added content to the old wiki version, our friends at Participedia suggest you log in (your old login and password should work), update your user profile, and check on your earlier submissions to see if updates are in order. Some of the features new features of this version […] (continue)

NCDD Holiday Confab with Tom Atlee!

Update:  We’ve rescheduled the Confab for Tuesday, January 17th (2pm Eastern / 11am Pacific). For some reason, not too many people were signing up for the December 29th call. 😉  Register at http://myaccount.maestroconference.com/conference/register/SU5ISTNQ00T68NR as soon as you can so we know you’re coming!  And please still take a look at the chapters that are online temporarily and share your feedback before New Year’s. Looking to take a break from your break next week? Then join us for a special holiday Confab Call with thought leader […] (continue)

DD&PE Master Class in Sydney (NCDDers save 10%)

Here’s an announcement from Professor Lyn Carson (an NCDD Supporting Member), of Centre for Citizenship and Public Policy at the lovely University of Western Sydney. Note:  Dues-paying NCDD members can get 10% off their tuition.  Carson says to just mention NCDD when you pay online (via UWS iPay), and she’ll check with me to make sure your dues are in good standing. Are you involved in community engagement work? Perhaps you’d like to develop toward  mastery in dialogue, deliberation & public engagement (DDPE) in the […] (continue)

ABCD Videos on Benefits of Deliberative Democracy

The Alberta Climate Dialogue just released a series of short videos exploring the benefits of deliberative democracy, featuring well known practitioners such as Matt Leighninger (DDC), Janette Hartz-Karp (Curtin University), Edward Andersson (Involve UK) and others. These insightful snapshots of public engagement knowledge and case studies are a valuable resource for communicating deliberative democracy ideas to others: (continue)

White House seeking best practices in public participation

Here’s an important opportunity for our community to provide ideas that will positively influence the evolution of public participation at federal agencies. The following is the full text of a White House blog post from December 6, 2011: On September 20, 2011, on the margins of the U.N. General Assembly, the President announced the U.S. Open Government National Action Plan.  The Plan was developed through a process that involved extensive consultations with external stakeholders, including a broad range of civil society groups and members of the private sector, […] (continue)