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Engaging News 1.6.2018

Engaging News 1.6.2018

Engaging News – Week ending 1 June

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: Democracy, Smart Cities, Social Impact, Sustainable Development Goals, Digital Nations, Engage2 News.


Smart Cities

Cities that are good for children are good for every generation” says Maria Vassilakou, uniting child friendly cities concepts with smart cities.

Unplanned black spots occur town-planning already, it’s likely they will also occur in smart cities planning. Smart Cities World offers a case for open data and engage tech within smart cities which might help.

Videos & Powerpoints of all the speakers at the #ASCA2018 conference is up. See engage2’s Amelia Loye here, and other presentation content here.

Smart Communities and engagement people are invited to the IPWEA SmartCity Expo – Barcelona Tour. 10-18 Nov 2018.


Social Impact

The final volume of a great “”Actionable Impact Management”” series was released last week by Dr Jodi York. If you want to think about your organisation’s work, its social impact and data #transparency then take a look at this series.


Sustainable Development Goals

The inclusion of indigenous women’s voices in the formation of #SDGs is written beautifully here, with Ms Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim ‏speaking about how this wisdom is being integrated to Chad’s future. (Ms Ibrahim is part of the Association des Femmes Peules Autochtones du Tchad & International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change).

The first Future of Humanity Podcast has been launched! Episode 1 covers how blockchain tech can revolutionize the sale of surplus renewable energy, getting us closer to SDGs.


Digital Nations

A fascinating article from New Zealand about imagining legislation as code, drawing inspiration from the Digital Nations 2030 summit, with a pilot project now underway by Digital.Govt.NZ.

Last saw the first Maori #hackathon in Gisborne, NZ! #HackTairāwhiti was run by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise & Tech Week NZ with the aim improving Māori prosperity through of connecting whanau to the tech venture ecosystem. Check out the #HackTairāwhiti hashtags for highlights. https://techweek.co.nz/whats-on/2018/nzte-and-datacom-hackathon-320/

Social Pinpoint is discussing how public participation can be encouraged via the new GDPR, because it empowers citizens as data owners.



Watch the City of Sydney’s CityTalks with Square’s, Jim McKelvey, discussing the role of tech entrepreneurship & public participation in tech development.


Engage2 News

This engage2 podcast features Amelia Loye and Tiago Peixoto chatting about engagement, community development, civictech, public sector reforms and data management for effective democratic participation.


Engage2’s two events at Vivid Sydney start next week. Follow the links below to take you to the ticket and info pages

June 5 – Democracy is Being Disrupted: Governing in the 21st Century – Professional Development Session.

June 16 – Evolving Democracy – for citizens interested in the future of democracy.


Thanks for reading!

Head over to the engage2 ThinkSpace for more news, thoughts and handy resources.

Hannah and the engage2 Team.


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