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New research or academic articles of note to the D&D community.

Watch Kettering’s “A Public Voice” Event Live, May 5th

Next Thursday, the Kettering Foundation – one of our NCDD member organizations – will report the data from over 250 forums they’ve hosted on the economy and health care costs to DC policymakers during their annual gathering, A Public Voice, and you can participate via their live online video feed! We encourage you to read more about the gathering and how to participate in the Kettering announcement below, or find the original one here.  Livestreaming A Public Voice 2016: Join Us For Early Insights from Nationwide Deliberations As of March 31, […] (continue)

Everyday Democracy Hosts Conn. Civic Health Town Hall

The good people at Everyday Democracy – an NCDD member organization – recently shared an announcement about a great town hall event they are planning to host with the support a recent grant. The event will share the results of a recent study on Connecticut’s civic health and hopes to spark dialogue about making progress in the state’s public participation. We encourage you to read an excerpt of the announcement below or read the full original post here. Connecticut Humanities Awards Public Presentation Grant to Everyday […] (continue)

What You Missed from the NCDD Confab Call with PBP

Our NCDD Confab Call this week featuring the Participatory Budgeting Project was one of our best so far! Over 75 people participated in the call and learned tons about the work that PBP is doing to grow participatory budgeting across the country – you missed out if you weren’t on the call! NCDD member and PBP’s Communications Director David Beasley told us about exciting developments coming down the line for PBP, including working closely with the City of New York to use PB inside their housing authority agency, the […] (continue)

Civic Tech Tool Helps NYC Residents Address Local Issues

The Davenport Institute recently shared a post on their Gov 2.0 Watch blog about a neat civic tech tool that can help citizens identify and vote on issues that need to be addressed in their areas. It’s a thought-provoking idea that is being tried out below, so we wanted to share it here too. We encourage you to read more below or find the original post here. Calling Out the Public A central purpose of civic engagement is to figure out what matters to citizens, so they can […] (continue)

Can Democracy Reduce Inequality? – A Research Agenda

We encourage our members to give some thought to the piece below written by NCDD Supporting Member Matt Leighninger for Public Agenda. In it, Matt reflects on evidence that is beginning to show that democratic innovation can actually decrease social inequality and have many other positive effects, and he proposes a series of critical questions for future research into how we can amplify those benefits. Read Matt’s piece below or find the original here. To reduce economic inequality, do we need better democracy? When people have […] (continue)

N. Am. PB Research Board Seeks Input on 2016 Agenda

In case you missed it, the North American Participatory Budgeting Research Board recently announced that it’s seeking input on what topics folks in the field think PB researchers should prioritize next year. The Board was originally launched by two NCDD member organizations – Public Agenda and the Participatory Budgeting Project – and we encourage the rest of our members to weigh in. You can learn more in the Public Agenda post below or find the original here. What do you want to see PB research […] (continue)

Nomination Process Open for 2016 Brown Democracy Medal

As we look toward 2016, we want to encourage our members to consider submitting a nomination for the 2016 Brown Democracy Medal for Innovations in Democratic Practice.  The Medal and a $5,000 award are awarded annually by the McCourtney Institute for Democracy – one of our NCDD organizational members. The award is designed to bring attention to work that is “important to democracy but under-appreciated” – something that we know describes a lot of people in D&D. In fact, the 2014 Medal was awarded to NCDD […] (continue)

4th Int’l Conference on PB in N. America Opens Call for Proposals

UPDATED: The deadline to submit a proposal for the conference is now January 15th, 2016! Before you check out for the holiday this week, we encourage our members to consider responding to the call for proposals for the 4th International Conference on Participatory Budgeting in North America, which will be hosted in Boston, MA from May 20th – 22nd, 2016 by the Participatory Budgeting Project, one of our great NCDD member organizations. The deadline to submit for the conference is December 18th, 2015, so don’t wait too long! You […] (continue)

Public Agenda & WNYC Release NY Opinion Survey Results

Last month, another great D&D-public radio partnership came to fruition – this time between Public Agenda, an NCDD member organization, and WNYC. PA conducted a survey of metro NYC residents’ opinions on key public issues and released its results in an in-depth report and a series stories on The Brian Leher Show all accompanied by PA blog posts. We encourage you to check out the results of their partnership in the PA announcement below or find the original here. New York Metropolitan Area State of Mind Over the past year, we’ve been […] (continue)

$2.5M Grant Will Support Participedia & Democratic Innovation Research

NCDD is proud to be part of an international partnership of researchers and organizations that was recently awarded a $2.5 million grant that will be used to support Participedia – a democracy research project which is headed by two NCDD members – and the international coordination of research on global democratic governance innovations. Our own director Sandy Heierbacher has been advising the project, and this is great news for our field! We encourage you to learn more in the Participedia announcement below or to find the original […] (continue)

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