Archive for July, 2006

Neighborhoods Online – Trading e-mails at National Night Out in the U.S.

Monday, July 31st, 2006

Below is a note I passed on to the Minneapolis and St. Paul Issues Forums today. Included is a great article on e-block clubs from the St. Paul Pioneer Press (you’ll need to click through to read my quotes).
In Minneapolis, we are in the middle of grant planning for a network of neighborhood forums in [...]

Query – Meet Tom Dawkins, Vibewire Youth Services (AU) across North America in August 2006

Monday, July 31st, 2006

A note Tom Dawkins sent along to DoWire at my request. Tom will be on my panel at the Baltimore version of the International Symposium on e-Participation and Local Democracy. – Steven Clift
My name’s Tom Dawkins and I’m the founder and National Coordinator of a not-for-profit youth media and arts organisation in Australia called Vibewire [...]

Wellington, NZ releases e-democracy strategy

Monday, July 31st, 2006

The City of Wellington, NZ has released an very detailed e-democracy policy. It illustrates how ideas from leading “e-democracy interested” communities easily spread round the world. Note their Have Your Say section. It is good to see there use of e-alerts which I’ve highlighted among the collection of e-democracy briefs.
To get a sense of their [...]

Budapest symposium blog, Lichfield, UK to assume International Centre of Excellence for Local eDemocracy leadership

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

Check out the International Symposium on Local E-Democracy blog with some audio clips.
Also of note, Lichfield District Council will assume leadership of the former UK Local E-Democracy National Project. Isobel Harding, former project head has moved on.

Zombie Dance Party, Simulated WMDs and E-Democracy

Tuesday, July 25th, 2006

Here is a great example of media agenda-setting fostered by E-Democracy.Org’s Issues Forums.
A discussion in the Minnepolis Issues Forum about the lack of attention to the arrest of street dancers dressed as zombies led to some interesting media coverage today (and more discussion). Reports in the StarTribune and the PioneerPress will probably now go “viral” [...]

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