PlaceMaker Scott Doyon says that for cities -- maybe more than any other organization -- branding is about who you really are, and what what you really do, not a meaningless slogan or logo.
Nov 7, 2010 PlaceShakers
The recently retired Don Waldie, an impassioned observer and critic of metropolitan Los Angeles, spent his career finding ways for residents to participate to the civic process.
Nov 4, 2010 The Planning Report
Can planners effectively use on-line meeting technology to host public participation workshops? Opinion
Aug 6, 2010 By
Americans are starting to value experiences over things, according to a new poll. Nearly half of Americans report spending less time purchasing non-essential goods, while many are spending more time on friends, family, and hobbies.
Feb 9, 2010 New York Times
Twitter, iPhones, and new sites like SeeClickFix make it increasingly easy for citizens and governments to communicate. Along with newly available data sets, these "Gov 2.0" apps may signal a new era of active citizens and responsive governments.
Jan 29, 2010 CNN
A new study finds that while Arizona residents like where they live, they have low levels of civic engagement.
Dec 18, 2009 The Arizona Republic
David Villano takes an in-depth survey of the state of public engagement practices in the U.S., and the positive effects of the processes that work.
Nov 2, 2009 Miller-McCune
As part of their Envision 2040 process, the City of San José is soliciting user input through a web-based wiki.
Sep 10, 2009 Government Technology
Downtowns used to serve primarily as the economic and job hub of a community, but are shifting to be more focused on providing a entertainment center and civic forum.
Aug 4, 2009 New Geography
Beth Noveck, deputy director for Open Government in the Obama Administration, talks about dealing with the noise of online collaboration and how to make social networks functional for civic participation.
May 16, 2009 Government Techonlogy