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Posts about public participation.

NPR clip on Chicago’s participatory budgeting process

Check out NPR’s fantastic new piece on Participatory Budgeting in Chicago’s 49th Ward, and hear the story of Robin McPherson’s water park. Joe Moore, the alderman in Chicago’s 49th Ward, became the first elected official in the country to hand over the purse strings to his constituents in 2009. Three years later, the “participatory budgeting” experiment is still attracting in new residents to planning meetings. Listen to “Chicago Ward Gives Budgetary Power To The People” or read the story at this link. Also — please […] (continue)

Updates on Open Gov Activities

As NCDD’s representative to the White House’s Open Government Initiative, I have attended some informative meetings and phone calls in the past month.  The purpose of this blog post is to share information about how you can get engaged and to hear your ideas for how NCDD can help to continue shaping the Open Government Initiative. The hub of open government activity at the federal level is the US’s action plan of 26 commitments to the international Open Government Partnership. The commitments that are most […] (continue)

Securing the future of the nation’s benchmark deliberative democracy reform

Healthy Democracy Oregon’s ground-breaking Citizens’ Initiative Review sets the benchmark for deliberative reform and is becoming recognized as a national standard for reforming the initiative process – but its future is at stake. Based upon the pioneering work of the Jefferson Center’s Citizen Jury method of public deliberation, the CIR employs a randomly-selected, demographically-balanced panel to hear testimony on a ballot measure, deliberate and then publish its findings in the statewide voters’ pamphlet as the Citizens’ Statement — a trusted alternative to the spin and […] (continue)

Latest Issue of the Journal of Public Deliberation

The latest issue of the JPD is out!  14 manuscripts are published in this issue, and authors hail from 8 countries.  This issue contains research articles, essays, and a symposium.  The symposium is an essay series that respond to Larry Diamond’s recent work on liberation technologies. Guest editor, Damien Pfister, coordinated these essays to explore the potential for “de-liberation technologies” to sustain democratic movements. Check out the latest issue here: http://services.bepress.com/jpd/. Here are the articles in the current issue (Vol 8, Issue 1), all of which can be downloaded from […] (continue)

Let’s Talk About Water in New Hampshire on May 8th

What needs to be done to have enough clean water for future generations?  If you live in New Hampshire, you can help answer this question and join a statewide conversation about the future of water sustainability on May 8, 2012 from 6:00 to 9:00pm at the following locations… White Mountains Community College in Berlin, NH Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center in Greenland, NH Keene State College in Keene, NH Manchester Water Works in Manchester, NH Tracy Memorial Library in New London, NH The Governor ‘s Water Sustainability Commission is partnering with NH […] (continue)

Engagement Commons Launches

This morning I saw an announcement for the Engagement Commons, “a comprehensive and dynamic catalog of the tools available for civic engagement and the real-world stories of their deployments.”  I recommend that all NCDD members who focus on online engagement add some of their case studies to this resource. (continue)

Call for chapter leaders & participants for NCDD’s first Book Club!

May 8th update from NCDD:  Kettering has agreed to send out free copies of the book to people who join the book club!  Another reason to sign up today. I’m really excited about a book that’s about to be published by the Kettering Foundation, called Democratizing Deliberation: A Political Theory Anthology.  The book brings together recent and cutting-edge political theory scholarship on deliberative democracy. We’re going to be working with Kettering to engage NCDDers around the book’s content, and right now I’m calling for chapter leaders […] (continue)

Insights into How to Use Participedia in the Classroom

I found this post by Katie Knobloch, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Communication at the University of Washington, on the Participedia website.  I wanted to share it here on the NCDD blog since it might be of interest to our members who teach at colleges and universities.  I’m proud to say I’ve played a small role in the development of Participedia, and plan to continue working with Pat Scully and others on the Participedia team to roll out what promises to be a valuable resource for […] (continue)

15% off for NCDD members on EngagingPlans public outreach websites

Urban Interactive Studio (UIS), LLC is offering a 15% discount on EngagingPlans Pro-Subscription to all NCDD members who are looking for a cost-effective way to use the Web to facilitate communication with the public throughout their projects. Like all our fellow NCDD members, we are deeply rooted in the belief that we can make our communities better places to live in by giving citizens a voice to positively impact the world around them. We also believe that supporting your work with the right online outreach […] (continue)

League of Extraordinary Trainers offers IAP2 Certificate Training in Chicago

Register now for the Chicago IAP2 Certificate Program April 30 – May 4, 2012. Early Registration Discounts are available through April 9th. Dues-paying NCDD members receive a 10% discount ($315 per training day) on all trainings — and a 20% ($280 per training day) discount if you register by the Early Bird date. This training is being offered by the League of Extraordinary Trainers — eight highly seasoned practitioners who have designed and presented some of the most powerful and recognized training in public participation, collaboration, consensus, […] (continue)