Engaging News 15.6.2018

Engaging News – Week ending 15 June

Every week engage2 finds the best & latest stories of our industry interests and share them as a weekly round up here, and via our Twitter feeds – @engage2govern & @emotivate during the week. Topics this week: Democracy, Community Engagement, Sustainable Development Goals, Resilient Cities.



With #AI hitting the headlines, Dr Polonski gives a reminder that it will not make democracy instantly more inclusive, fair or personalised. Good ethics are essential!

Interesting case studies in this GPSA webinar – The National Youth Council of Macedonia empowering young people during local elections in Macedonia & the Chilean Smart Citizen Foundation which invites citizen proposals to which electoral candidates can commit to publicly.

Harness the power of design to push creative boundaries by reading about Future of Government workshops happening in London.


Community Engagement

Citizen experiences have an amazing new way to be analysed with ‘System Effects’ methodology designed by Luke Craven at UNSW Canberra, proving useful for Community Engagement. A must read!

5G tech & edge computing will improve better citizen engagement and public participation says State Tech because it will create more connected, community-based platforms supporting multiple agencies.

Did you know that the recent Irish referendum was preceded by a citizens assembly? This is participatory democracy in action!


Resilient Cities

Presentations from the Resilient Cities Global Forum in April are now online. Such a wealth of information, find by click on speakers names in the program.

Miami is shifting their focus to Sustainable Development Goals & Resilient Cities to cope with sea level rise. Listen to this conversation with Javier Alberto Soto of The Miami Foundation speaks about bi-partisan approaches & new strategies unfolding.

ThisIsPlace details the theory behind Child Friendly Cities, using Barcelona’s “SuperBlock” as a case study, where traffic flow is restricted in the Sant Antoni district.


Sustainable Development

An Interactive Atlas showing progress towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals across the world, with over 180 maps and charts to play with.


Thanks for reading! Head over to the engage2 ThinkSpace for more news, thoughts and handy resources.

Hannah and the engage2 Team

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