(Printable PDF version) Town planning made lean and agile Who: Whangarei District Council’s District Planning Team What: A regulatory Town Plan for Kamo in Northland, New Zealand Where: https://www.facebook.com/kamoplacerace Why: The council was required under statute to review each provision …

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  On Tuesday night some of us from across government departments involved in the Government Data Programme caught up with a group of external data users over a few mince pies. As always it was good to hang out with …

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This article aims to describe the experience of the course “Open Data and Social Movements”, conceived as a tool for research on open data engagement. While it focuses on training activists to understand and use open data, it enables observation …

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Is open data something your agency has checked off its list of technology initiatives, only to move on to new projects? For many agencies, open data is something that has been marked as completed, even when it has failed to …

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The idea behind “open data” is that accessible data promotes government transparency, civic engagement, and the ability of community members to create solutions to problems within their communities. In this way, open data can be a rich resource for nonprofits. …

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Note: This is a re-post on behalf of Rosie Williams. The original post can be found at https://openaus.net.au/blog/2015/08/17/open-data-open-government-a-new-paradigm/ The internet is often hailed for its promise and role played in political change. Now anyone can blog or Tweet. Social media has …

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Now that eGovernment services are quickly becoming the default way to communicate between public agencies and citizens, citizen participation and engagement are lagging. This is often blamed on the so-called digital divide, i.e. a lack of skills, trust and confidence. …

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In 1991, computer scientists at the University of Cambridge pointed a camera at a coffee machine and programmed it to broadcast images of the pot levels to anyone in their building with a need for caffeine. With that, webcams and …

Let’s Pull Public Comment into the 21st Century with San Francisco’s Prop. E Read more »

It has been six years since Tim Berners Lee called out for more raw data. A lot since then has happened, but critics often point out limited visible impacts and the lack of public awareness. So the question is, what …

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