New Strategies and Techniques

A National Approach to Public Engagement: Discovering Common Ground from Neighborhood to Nation

Institute of the Commons (http://www.iotc-hub.org) Submitted by co-directors, Kenoli Oleari and Marc Tognotti A National Approach to Public Engagement: Discovering Common Ground from Neighborhood to Nation We recommend a bold and far-reaching but simple and doable process for re-energizing citizenship across the country, connecting individuals and local vision, purpose and action to national and global vision, purpose ...more »

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Local forums to implement high-speed networks (broadband)

Municipalities and regions undertaking projects in high-speed networking be encouraged to create online forums that: * Post regional maps showing the demographic features, geographical features, patterns of network use, and technological facilities relevant to the project * Accept proposals, provide comment and rating systems, and run polls * Provide public terminals and low-bandwidth versions of data, so that people ...more »

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Do-It-Yourself Government

My Society: Our Problems Need Not Be Government Problems

Invest in Web 2.0 tools to help people create transparent, flexible, Do-It-Yourself communities. Essentially, we have the technology to create our own communities with many of the benefits associated with cooperation and exchange, such as pooled resources, civic institutions, social capital, and cultural capital. We should use it and education to empower individuals, communities, and society at large. Although we can ...more »

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COMMUNITY WEAVING AMERICA

We propose Community Weaving America! The mission is unique. We are weaving a new world one Good Neighbor at a time to...(the people engaged in Community Weaving complete the mission statement!) The time has come for people to be connected! Community Weaving creates an infrustructure in the grass roots comprised of people willing to be Good Neighbors who will serve as a support system. This system is needed in order to ...more »

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COMMUNITY WEAVING AMERICA

We propose Community Weaving America! The mission is unique. We are weaving a new world one Good Neighbor at a time to...(the people engaged in Community Weaving complete the mission statement!) The time has come for people to be connected! Community Weaving creates an infrustructure in the grass roots comprised of people willing to be Good Neighbors who will serve as a support system. This system is needed in order to ...more »

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Between Federal, State, and Local Governments

Conferences for Collaboraiton (or End Traditional Conferences)

This is for Collaboration across EVERYTHING...for Participation and for Capacity Building Between Federal Agencies Between Federal, State, and Local Governments Public-Private Partnerships Do-It-Yourself Government ---------------- Making innovative change in big systems is challenging. I know, I have been working hard on a particularly large challenge myself - supporting the emergence of the identity layer of the ...more »

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Promote Bicycle Usage with Infrastructure Investments and Tax Credits

Since the middle of the 20th Century, the United States has become a largely suburban nation with massive road networks dependent on auto transport. This infrastructure creates a series of problems: 1) Ongoing needs for enormous investments in road construction and maintenance 2) Tens of thousands of annual traffic deaths, plus many more injuries 3) Billions of dollars in lost productivity from time that workers spend ...more »

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Follow model of halfbakery

Halfbakery.com is a site where people can submit inventions and ideas (no matter how wacky), others can comment on it, and annotate it with link references and images. In addition, thumbs-up (bun) and thumbs-down (fishbones) functionality allows users to rate each other's ideas, and it works very well. You can click on a user's name to see all of their other ideas, and you can browse similar ideas within the category. ...more »

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The World, As I, We, You May See It: The Strive For The Concept Of "Happiness" And How To Usefully Maintain It (Written In Resp

The World, As I, We, You May See It: The Strive For The Concept Of "Happiness" And How To Usefully Maintain It (Written In Response To The Open Government Idea Brainstorm, May 22, 2009) By Ben Shannon The Intro: Each of us Human Beings live our lives day to day striving to maintain a level of balance, of general happiness. Events can seemingly come and go like changing seasons. Some of us are in a position to move, ...more »

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~The World, As I, We, You May See It: The Strive For The Concept Of

The World, As I, We, You May See It: The Strive For The Concept Of "Happiness" And How To Usefully Maintain It (Written In Response To The Open Government Idea Brainstorm, May 22, 2009) By Ben Shannon The Intro: Each of us Human Beings live our lives day to day striving to maintain a level of balance, of general happiness. Events can seemingly come and go like changing seasons. Some of us are in a position to move, ...more »

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