For 24 hours in January 2013, the Institute For The Future hosted a global game for citizens around the world to imagine the future of government through civic innovation. Jake Dunagan, IFTF’s Research Director talks about why this is an important theme to explore.
Two years ago, the Knight Foundation embarked on a program to look at ideas, tools and projects to increase civic engagement and participation. Damian Thorman, National Program Director, shares some insights from the KF Tech for Engagement initiative so far, and highlights some of the key focus areas for collaboration in the future.
Theresa Pardo is well known for her work leading the Center for Technology in Government (CTG). This discussion looks at public value and taking a portfolio approach to open government, as articulated through the CTG’s Public Value Assessment Tool.
How ready are citizens to be part of a more connected public space? Where is the UK heading in citizen participation? Ahead of CITIZEN2012 in London, conference organiser Jeffrey Peel – with guest speakers Andy Williamson of Future Digital and David Moody of Kana – discuss building the democratic commons, including tools and trends in next-generation government/citizen engagement.
Dr Don Lenihan – Vice-President, Engagement, at Canada’s Public Policy Forum – explores the breadth of issues and some of the common misconceptions around engagement and co-design, including “who” needs to be engaged and “how”.