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Civic Life Online: Learning How Digital Media Can Engage Youth

from www.mitpressjournals.org… Civic Life Online: Learning How Digital Media Can Engage Youth(pdf file), Pages 97-118 Using Participatory Media and Public Voice to Encourage Civic Engagement, Howard Rheingold, Stanford University, Communication Department Teaching young people how to use digital media to convey their public voices could connect youthful interest in identity exploration and social interaction with direct experiences of civic engagement. Learning to use blogs (“web logs,” web pages that are regularly updated with links and opinion), wikis (web pages that non-programmers can edit easily), podcasts […] (continue)

IAP2 International Conference: Call for Contributions

from an IAP2 press release… The next IAP2 International Conference will take place at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow UK. The Conference title is: ‘Public Participation and Corporate Social Responsibility: from why to how’. The Conference will take place between the 27th and 29th August 2008. It will start early on the morning of the 27th and the last sessions for delegate presentations will end at approximately 4pm on the 29th. For those who are in Glasgow on the 26th August early registration will be […] (continue)

A National Report on Deliberative Forums about the Energy Problem

Available now for download from Public Agenda: Public Thinking about the Energy Problem: Choices for an Uncertain Future (available as a free pdf) a 46-page report prepared for the Kettering Foundation and the National Issues Forums Institute based on outcomes of deliberative public forums that were held in 42 states and the District of Columbia in 2007. (continue)

Peter G. Peterson Commits $1 Billion Toward Solving America's Most Significant Economic Challenges

Here’s some news that could have a major impact on our field. The newly-formed Peter G. Peterson Foundation is committed to enhancing public understanding of the nature and urgency of key sustainability challenges that threaten America’s future, to propose sensible and workable solutions to address these challenges and to build public will to do something about them. It’s new president is former U.S. Comptroller General David M. Walker, one of the few people at high levels of the federal government who understands the importance and […] (continue)

PACE Needs Your Stories!

I was contacted recently by Mike McGrath from the National Civic League. Mike is consulting with PACE on a project I think many of you will be interested in learning about, and he’d like your input. Those of you who attended NCDD’s 2006 conference in San Francisco will remember that Chris Gates, the director of PACE (Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement), spoke during our reflective panel. PACE is conducting an intensive research project to document, analyze and disseminate information on cutting edge civic/pubic engagement efforts […] (continue)

Kellogg Foundation Seeks Program Director in Civic and Philanthropic Engagement

from their press release… The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, one of the nation’s largest philanthropic organizations, is seeking a Program Director for its Civic and Philanthropic Engagement team. This is an opportunity to join the Kellogg Foundation at a time of organizational restructuring, renewal and recommitment to its core mission. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation will unveil its new strategic plan in 2008, a blueprint for subsequent organizational transition. The Program Director will report directly to Anne Mosle, Vice President for Programs and will participate fully in […] (continue)

Great Expectations 2008 – Citywide Agenda Neighborhood Forums

The Great Expectations project of Philadelphia, PA (organized by The Philadelphia Inquirer Editorial Board and the Project on Civic Engagement at the University of Pennsylvania) is launching a series of citywide forums in which region residents will have the opportunity to read the final version of the Citizens Agenda for the current administration and talk with members of City Council about what it means for the future of Philadelphia. The completed agenda is based on citizen input from the Great Expectations Citizens Convention. The Agenda’s […] (continue)

NCI Launches Community Forum Blog

from a National Charrette Institute press release… We at NCI invite you to join us and your colleagues as we inquire, share and learn about charrettes and NCI Dynamic Planning on our new blog, the National Charrette Institute Community Forum. The blog currently contains dozens of valuable tips, tools and techniques that were previously found in NCI’s monthly e-newsletters, now categorized and searchable. We look forward to this forum becoming a place for discussion, shared learning and problem solving for those interested in NCI Dynamic […] (continue)

Upcoming Trainings from NCI

NCI Charrette Certificate Trainings NCDD paid members can benefit from a 10% discount towards the upcoming trainings from the National Charrettes Institute being held in Portland, OR, March 10-14, 2008. The NCI Certificate Program includes the necessary tools and techniques to prepare you for planning and managing a charrette. Charrettes capable of transformative community change require careful planning and execution. The NCI Charrette Planner® and NCI Complete Charrette Manager™ certificate courses give you the framework and the hands-on skills to successfully utilize the powerful Dynamic […] (continue)

Town Halls on Genes, Environment & Your Health

Town halls in five U.S. cities (Kansas City on March 8th, Phoenix on April 5th, Jackson, MS on April 19th, Portland, OR on April 24th and Philadelphia on May 13) will offer citizens the chance to examine a potential effort by healthcare agencies that would create a national “biobank.” Although biobanks provide a valuable research tool for scientists studying disease, some people have concerns, such as the use of personal information in the hands of employers, insurers, or law enforcement agencies. Citizens who attend these […] (continue)