Engaging News – 19.01.2018

Engaging News – week ending 19 January 2018

Welcome back to Engaging News! Every week engage2 finds the best & latest stories about Engagement, Tech, Open Government and Open Data, Resilient and Smart Cities, and SustainabilityJoin the conversation below, or follow us on Twitter – @engage2govern & @emotivate. 2018 is going to be a great year!


Community Engagement

Community engagement is helping Melbourne solve a space problem, with smart vertical schools designs to be built in Docklands.

A fascinating article with World Bank President, Jim Yong Kim, outlining methodologies used that put people at the centre of global development.

Hard-to-reach or easy-to-ignore? What Works Scotland explores the intersection between engagement & inequality with evidence review.

Citizen-focused goals help the integration of smart cities & open data infrastructure, Cities Leadership Institute shares webinars on community engagement & data management

Nice exploration of the potential of augmented reality for community engagement, including benefits & downsides.

Dive into Centre for Public Impact Foundation’s new publication about legitimacy, political commitment & stakeholder engagement, from idea to impact.


Smart Cities

Were you following the Cities Leadership Institute smart cities field trip blog? Catch up on the final entries on their adventures.

Predicting smart cities trends for 2018: Smart Cities Dive highlights innovation, cybersecurity, blockchain and micro-transit.


NSW Opportunities

NSW Planning are supporting early adopters of clean energy. Submit your innovative clean energy project ideas by 28 February.

Open data isn’t always available. If your informal request is refused, then follow IPCNSW’s guidelines to make an access application.


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Thanks for reading,

Hannah and Alice.



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