Engaging News 2.3.2017

Engaging News – Week ending 2 March

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: Social Impact, Deliberative Democracy, Participatory Budgeting, Smart Cities and communities and Innovation

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Social Impact

A great example of social impact from community engagement, when community groups pool resources & negotiate together.

Eight great case studies of new ways to help policy design, exploring different scenarios & trade-offs with gamification.

This case study from Participedia shows the evolution of surveys with integrated mapping software, overcoming tech difficulties to collect map-based data.

Deliberative Democracy
Some great deliberative democracy resources shared by Mosaic Lab can help integration of principles, critical thinking & deliberative engagement.

Participatory Budgeting
Showing citizens enthusiasm for direct democracy in public financing, participatory budgeting involves those most affected to help set it.

Smart Cities and Communities
Research from King’s College London shows humans needs to have contact with nature for improved mood and resilience, informing city design with sustainable urban intensification.

A new (free) toolkit has been launch by Smart Cities Australia & New Zealand to help understand the role of data, design and tech in smarts cities.

Touching on empowerment, Vicky Lay talks about women in tech, innovation & start-ups, stating there needs to be more women in funding allocation to provide important perspectives on investment.

Professor Terry Irwin talks about the emerging field of transition design in a video from Social Design Sydney’s event. Terry is the Head of School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University.


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Thanks for reading,

Hannah and the engage2 Team.

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