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PPS Releases "Achieving Great Federal Public Spaces"

The Project for Public Spaces (PPS) has just released Achieving Great Federal Public Spaces: A Property Manager’s Guide. Written and designed by PPS and the US General Services Administration Good Neighbor program, this innovative guidebook is a valuable tool public property managers seeking to evaluate and improve their lobbies, atriums, plazas, courtyards, and other public spaces. It comprises four major sections (also available for download as free PDFs): 1. Why great places matter and what makes a good public space 2. How to evaluate a […] (continue)

MacArthur Foundation Announces New Digital Media and Learning Competition

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation ( http://www.macfound.org/ ) has announced a public competition that will award a total of $2 million in funding to emerging leaders, communicators, and innovators shaping the field of digital media and learning. The competition is part of the foundation’s $50 million Digital Media and Learning initiative (http://www.digitallearning.macfound.org/), which aims to help determine how digital technologies are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize, and participate in civic life. The deadline for applications is October 15, 2007. […] (continue)

Join an Online Dialogue on Women and Political Participation in Africa

NCDD member Leanne Nurse just brought our attention to a thematic online discussion about “Women, political participation and decision- making in Africa.” The online discussion is being organized by the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women/Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the Economic Commission for Africa in cooperation with the E-Network of National Gender Equality Machineries in Africa. The discussion will run for six weeks from 4 September to 14 October 2007. The purpose of the online discussion is to contribute to […] (continue)

World e-Democracy Forum Program Now Online

The World e-Democracy Forum, coming up October 3rd and 4th 2007 in France has just published its program online. During the conference, 69 speakers representing 21 countries will discuss about questions raised by the Internet explosion in our everyday lives, particularly by Web 2.0 phenomenon applied to democratic life and public services. Among the questions raised, the increased personalization of public services with examples of Norway and Canada, collaborative networks for innovation towards examples of French competitiveness clusters and European living labs, need to instill […] (continue)

Seeking Volunteers for E-Governance Survey

The E-Governance Institute at Rutgers University-Newark is conducting its Third Global E-Governance Survey 2007 in collaboration with the SungKyunKwan University, South Korea. The Survey evaluates websites of municipalities worldwide and compares their rankings on a global e-governance scale. They are seeking to recruit volunteers who read the following languages and who would be willing to evaluate one or more city websites worldwide: Spanish, French, Arabic, Japanese, Hebrew, Portuguese, Croatian, Greek, Indonesian, Malay, Vietnamese, Hungarian, Latvian, Moldovan, Norwegian, Polish, Serbian, Slovakian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish. Surveyors will […] (continue)

National Presidential Caucus Coalition Grows

The National Presidential Caucus today announced today that it has garnered the endorsements of former U.S. Senators William Rudman (R-NH) and Bill Bradley (D-NJ), co-chairs of Americans for Campaign Finance Reform; GOP donor and esteemed venture capitalist Tim Draper of the firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson; Bob Fertik, President of Democrats.com; David All, Principal of the David All Group and founder of TechRepublican.com; among others. The National Presidential Caucus also announces there is an open invitation to all organizations and individuals to participate in National Caucus Day […] (continue)

Deliberations for a Healthy Kentucky

The first phase of the state-wide deliberation process on what it takes to have a health system that works for all Kentuckians is now winding down. Beginning in the fall of 2006, community forums (in almost 60 communities now) have been held all around Kentucky as part of the Commonwealth Common Health Kentucky Conversations for Health Action project – local folks identifying, discussing and recording the key values that should define a health system that really works. Visit the project website at: www.commonwealthcommonhealth.org. Whether you’ve […] (continue)

IAP2 Skills Symposium Set for November

Sheri Wantland of the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) just wrote to us to let us know about IAP2’s Skill Symposium, which they are offering this year instead of a conference. This great opportunity for training and networking will be held in Scottsdale, Arizona this November 12 – 16. This training offers workshops for all experience levels taught by distinguished trainers including Larry Susskind, Peter Sandman, Michael Quinn Patton and Bill Lennertz. Training topics include: Facilitation skills, Public participation process design, Evaluation, Decision-maker engagement, […] (continue)

King County, WA to Vote on Pioneering Citizen Councilor Network

King County, Washington will be voting on a groundbreaking initiative in November 2007. Initiative 24 creates a Citizen Councilor Network open to every citizen in the county. It establishes a feedback communication system owned by the people where small groups in homes or workplaces can share opinions on public issues with results posted on a Forum Foundation website for reflection by officials, government staff, news media, and citizens. The program is self-funded (no taxes) and administered by the County Auditor. If passed, King County will […] (continue)

One Facilitator's Take on CaliforniaSpeaks

Elliot Shuford of Healthy Democracy Oregon sent us this great announcement/review of CaliforniaSpeaks today. Last Saturday, AmericaSpeaks ran a huge forum engaging thousands of Californians on the health reform debate. Video links connected participants in a dozen counties. Here’s Elliot’s blog submission… “On Saturday, I attended an interesting exercise in deliberative democracy. CaliforniaSpeaks drew nearly 3,500 people throughout the state to talk about health care. Eight sites were linked via satellite including Sacramento, San Diego, Eureka , Fresno, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Oakland-San Francisco […] (continue)

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