Engaging News- 27.10.17

Engaging News- 27.10.17

Engaging News – week ending Friday 27 October 2017

Here is a collection of content we found interesting this week. We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.


Digital Government & Open Data

New briefing from the Centre for Public Impact on the impacts of Artificial Intelligence on government, including how AI can solve gov problems.  It also includes a great explainer on what AI and Machine Learning is.

The new iteration of Open Spending by the Open Knowledge Foundation is now available. You can access, visualise and analyse fiscal open data for free.

New opensource, free, digital platform of citizen participation for municipalities & organisations



A ‘Citizen’s Jury’, similar to jury duty has been proposed in Wales, to improve engagement and participation in decision making. It will be interesting to follow this to see what happens.

Voting is now open for the Fund My Neighbourhood initiative. South Australian’s can put forward their best ideas to improve their neighbourhoods, which will be voted on by the public. $40 million of funding will be allocated to the most voted projects.   Great the see the South Australian Government using participatory budgeting methods to understand the wants and needs of the community.

A wonderful example of the collective impact framework in action. The Burnie Works Initiative has helped deliver several projects that aim to drive long-term socioeconomic changes.


Resilient Cities & Innovation

The Resilient Communities pilot project by Resilient Melbourne aims to connect and include people in decision making processes about their built environments.  They are currently seeking  five pilot projects that will deliver residential developments in metropolitan Melbourne.

Have your say on objectives, opportunities and issues for the Australian Government’s National Digital Economy Strategy. The consultation outlines the government’s current digital agenda; the scope for the strategy; and seeks views on the key issues.


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Thanks for reading,

Hannah and Alice

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