How do you improve public engagement in your town so that the community has a voice in town policies and development plans? You hold a
Category: Civic Engagement
How Do We Heal Communities?
The occasion of this question was discussed at a recent gathering in Boston of NCDD, the National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation. This rhetorical question was
Citizen Engagement – Democracy arrives in the 21 Century!
I was delighted this week to receive an email from Rep. Mike Capuano. He’s asking his constituents for their opinion about health care reform, specifically
Enhancing Citizen Participation in Decision-Making – or Not…
Or not, as in the case of the Health Care hearings on Capitol Hill. The conversation sponsored by the Obama administration about “Open Government Brainstorming”
Training on Facilitative Leadership
Shortly after his administration began, Pres. Obama issued a document stating his commitment to open government and transparency. In May, the administration invited recommendations to
What if they held a Civic Summit and… People Came?
Last year, the president of the City Council convened the Boston Civic Summit, with the builder of the Boston Convention Center, whose center has increased