February 9, 2010, 11am PST
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.
January 29, 2010, 5am PST
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.
December 18, 2009, 7am PST
A new study finds that while Arizona residents like where they live, they have low levels of civic engagement.
November 2, 2009, 12pm PST
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.
September 10, 2009, 12pm PDT
As part of their Envision 2040 process, the City of San José is soliciting user input through a web-based wiki.
August 4, 2009, 6am PDT
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.
May 16, 2009, 9am PDT
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.