Our readings last week on Resilient Cities & Digital Engagement

Here are some articles we thought were particularly interesting this week…


Building Resilience

Resilient Wellington: releases their Resilience Strategy. The Strategy is part of their membership to 100 Resilient Cities. The Strategy focuses on preparing for sea level rise, and building resilience to earthquakes

Lessons from Fukushima: Daniel Aldrich on how communities should be investing time and resources in building social ties, to be resilience to natural disasters.

Practice advice on what local governments can do to enable the development of smart cities

Engagement & Digital Engagement

The Sunlight Foundation release a new guide:  The Tactical Data Engagement Guide. The guide aims to help government engage communities with open data

4.8m citizens use digital government services for day-to-day affairs. Read about Denmark’s digitisation of services

New report  from the Open Knowledge Foundation on how open data can fosters engagement in urban regions

Consultation Manager, a stakeholder relations management software company, acquires Engagetech tool Social PinPoint.

MosaicLab is working with Lyn Carson of Active Democracy and the newDemocracy Foundation to undergo a research project on the role of critical thinking in deliberative processes.

Check out the Disruptor’s Handbook big list of hackathons across Australia.

Head over to the engage2 ThinkSpace for more news, thoughts and handy resources. Sign up here for updates.


Thanks for reading,

Alice Simpson-Young


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