[Air-L] Online tools and Citizen Engagement

Susanna Haas Lyons shlyons at interchange.ubc.ca
Thu Jan 27 16:24:44 PST 2011


Hi Liubov,

There's a proliferation of online tools for public engagement, with still
limited knowledge about what really works. The most often used tool for
top-down public engagement, since the Obama Administration came to office,
has been crowdstorming or ideation, tools like:
http://uservoice.com/
http://ideascale.com/
http://sites.force.com/ideaexchange

Two collaboratively developed resources that are quite useful on this topic
are:
http://participatedb.com/ - including case studies
https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AqytvUDA8bQ9dDI0djFyMjNMUTR4alNJQTk3N2xxWlE&hl=en#gid=0-
filled out by practitioners

Finally, here's just a smattering of examples of a variety of online public
engagement:
http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/mpls-seward
<http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/mpls-seward%20>
http://vancouver.uservoice.com/forums/56390-gc-2020
http://apps.facebook.com/whitehouselive/
<http://apps.facebook.com/whitehouselive/%20>
http://apps.facebook.com/speakup-enparler/action/71
<http://apps.facebook.com/speakup-enparler/action/71%20>
http://iat.ubalt.edu/MDBudgetGame/budgetmap.html
<http://iat.ubalt.edu/MDBudgetGame/budgetmap.html%20>
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/11/13/weekinreview/deficits-graphic.html
http://growthsummit.metroquest.com/#/challenge

FWIW, I teach a workshop on this subject at Simon Fraser University
DLOG752 http://www.sfu.ca/dialog/study+practice/certificate.html

Good luck with your research. Please keep me posted.

best,
Susanna


Susanna Haas Lyons
Public Participation Specialist |
America*Speaks*<http://www.americaspeaks.org/>Senior Network Associate
MA Candidate 2011, Institute for Resources, Environment &
Sustainability<http://www.ires.ubc.ca/>,
UBC
Board Member, Canadian Community for Dialogue &
Deliberation<http://www.c2d2.ca/>

susanna.haas.lyons at gmail.com
twitter.com/zannalyons
604-345-0840





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> Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2011 00:31:00 -0800 (PST)
> From: Chris Doerr <liebechristopher at yahoo.com>
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> Greetings everyone!
> My name is Liubov Doerr. I am researching some instances of online tools
> for
> productive civic engagement. I am an intern with the National Policy
> Consensus
> Center and a graduate student in Portland State University Conflict
> Resolution
> Program . I am currently working on a research project for NPCC on citizen
> engagement and online tools.
>
> In particular, I am looking for examples or ideas of platforms and tools
> that
> have been used/could be used online for information purposes and for a
> dialogue
> between decision-makers and the public.
>
>
> If any of you is interested in discussing those questions with me, feel
> free to
> write to me at liubovd at pdx.edu
> Your input will be appreciated.
> Thank you for your assistance!
> Liubov
>
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