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New ABA Resolution Urges Lawyers to Set Standard for Civil Discourse

My inbox has been buzzing lately with news about the American Bar Association’s newly-adopted Resolution 108. ABA and especially its Section on Dispute Resolution are really demonstrating their commitment to promoting civil discourse and civic engagement through the adoption of this Resolution.  This is big news for our field! I received the following announcement via email from Lisa Blomgren Bingham, Keller-Runden Professor of Public Service at Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs. ABA House of Delegates Adopts Resolution by the Section of Dispute […] (continue)

From the Phila Inquirer: Why public engagement is more than a feel-good gesture

Harris Sokoloff (an NCDD Supporting Member) emailed me today about a July 28th article by Doron Taussig in the Philadelphia Inquirer, “Why public engagement is more than a feel-good gesture.” Harris and I are both quoted briefly in the article. Here’s an excerpt I thought would be particularly helpful to NCDDers who might need to argue succinctly for quality public engagement in their city: “To succeed, public engagement must come early enough in a process to influence a decision. And it needs to be structured. […] (continue)

Get involved with the Open Gov Partnership Networking Mechanism

Hi, all!  I received this announcement on August 4th, and checked with Nathaniel Heller to make sure it’s okay to share this opportunity widely. Here’s the crux of the email that’s of interest to NCDDers: If you are working in non-governmental organizations, a private firm, or a multilateral institution, we invite you to complete the “supply side” survey linked below. There are dozens of governments that have already expressed interest in linking up with you to explore potential collaboration and assistance. This is your chance […] (continue)

Deliberation on the Debt Crisis

We’ve been having a great discussion on the NCDD Discussion list about the role of citizen deliberation in the current debates on the U.S. budget and debt ceiling. Jan Inglis of the Integrative Learning Institute sent a great, concise message today pulling out themes and reflecting on them, and gave me the okay to share it on the NCDD News blog… In the last week, in light of the deadlock regarding the budget debates, there have been several posts from NCDD members regarding the need […] (continue)

How to become a newDemocracy group in your country!

How to become a newDemocracy group in your country. (continue)

Audio for NCDD Confab with Susanna Haas Lyons

We had close to 40 people join us on our June 29th Confab call with Susanna Haas Lyons.  Andy had added a link to the audio to the original blog posts about the call, but I wanted to add a new post that shows up in RSS feeds, on Facebook, etc. in case this helps people who missed the call locate the audio and google doc. I really enjoyed the call, and was fascinated by the project Susanna has been running on Facebook in partnership […] (continue)

Jane’s Walk: Celebrating The Legacy of Jane Jacobs

As planners, architects, and passionate urbanists, we regularly ponder new ways to engage the public and get them motivated to be involved in planning projects. Besides the new tools for public engagement available today, we believe it is important to keep hands-on approaches to public engagement as part of the mix. Similarly, we are passionate about sharing with our readers success stories and insights from thought leaders within the planning industry, such as that of the legendary grassroots urbanist Jane Jacobs, which might inspire them to make their communities more livable, or shall we say, “walkable”. (continue)

Report on White House’s July 22nd OGP Meeting

As posted here on the 20th, NCDD was invited to send 2 reps to Friday's meeting with White House officials and other open gov stakeholder groups, and we sent NCDD Board member Lucas Cioffi and Wayne Burke of the Open Forum Foundation (an NCDD organizational member). This is Lucas' report on the meeting on the Open Government Partnership. (continue)

Meeting with White House officials this Friday

I was invited by Nicholas Fraser of the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to have two NCDD representatives attend a one-hour discussion in DC this Friday with White House officials and 6 or 7 additional stakeholder groups.  The invitation described the meeting as an opportunity for White House officials “to hear your thoughts on a proposed US National Plan per the Open Government Partnership.” OGP is a new global, multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, […] (continue)

Libraries and civic engagement survey from the ALA Center for Civic Life

Libraries and Civic Engagement Survey–Help the American Library Association Center for Civic Life Learn More About Your Library’s Activities (continue)