Engaging News – Week Ending 30 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: Governance, Sustainability, Smart and Resilient Cities and engage2 news.
Governance – Deliberative, Accountable, Open
China is starting to introduce deliberative citizenship & deliberative governance.
Watch the plenary sessions from last year’s Global Partnership for Social Accountability conference. Great speakers & panels about open government & civictech.
Finding innovative and fun ways to reduce consumption is key to SGDs, and this research shows city policies do impact sharing & consumption.
Cities – Smart, Resilient Spaces
100 Resilient Cities are hoping to influence USA policy, giving federal policy recommendations to help boost resilience in cities.
People are central to successful smart cities projects, “Smart cities need smart people, says Code for Canada.
Pop-up public spaces are appearing in cities across the world, giving citizens a taste of lively civic spaces.
Inspiring to see Dunedin is embarking on a food resilience future with new food-friendly plans, aiming for “good for the people, good for the city, and good for the planet”.
Our director, Amelia Loye spoke in Prague this week, sharing lessons about actioning greater community engagement in sustainability, sustainable development goals & resilience at a global, national & local level.
Last year, we interviewed key community engagement & civictech experts in USA Canada. These are now uploaded on our website. This link will take you to Jason Mogus from NetChange and Web of Change.
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Hannah and the engage2 Team.