Engaging News – Digital Government & Collaborative Public Policy
- Canada’s first minister for Digital Government Scott Brison is on a mission to improve all things digital, including digital literacy, open data & open government. Alongside this, the Canadian Digital Service Policy Team is bringing together policy and digital delivery.
- Good collaborative policy change is being created in Taiwan thanks to the Public Digital Innovation Space (PDIS), an innovation lab and networking space that carries out work for Taiwan’s Digital Ministry. It has built a fast-growing network of 63 public servants devoted to cross-departmental collaboration.
- Academics and practitioners working out how to collaborate together on Australian/New Zealand public policy making.
- A creative take on civic innovation and upgrading the “software and hardware” in our towns, the Town Team Movement is helping groups of residents & businesses improve their communities, activating citizens and feeding into Smart Cities work. Their inaugural conference is next week, so those in Perth could check it out.
- Regulating data is important to avoid losing public trust says The Mandarin.
- The World Bank is supporting smart development for global public good.
- Brisbane, Adelaide, Ipswich, Sunshine Coast and Canterbury-Bankstown have been shortlisted for the top prize at the inaugural Australian Smart Cities Awards (to be awarded during Smart Cities Week).
Engage2, along with Smart Cities Council ANZ, are soon to host the EngageTech Forum NSW, 1st November 2018. This is an interactive workshop and showcase that brings together experts in community engagement, and the technology you can use to engage with citizens and stakeholders. Find more about this event and the stellar line up of speakers on the engage2 website.
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Hannah and the engage2 Team