Brighton

After the Local Government Association conference: A few thoughts

Well it's been a busy and exciting few days for Public-i. I expect that Catherine will want to say something more considered when she has time but I thought it might be worth dashing down a few thoughts on our conference and the LGA in general... The conversation about the conversation is growing: We've come a ...

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Open Space South West and cultural exchanges #openssw

I wanted to talk about Open Space South West  and also add a bit of a comment on Carl Haggerty’s post here. I am a huge fan of Open Spaces in their many forms. I am a regular at UK Govcamp and LocalGovCamp and also a co-producer of CityCamp Brighton. Furthermore, through our work with CRIF and We Live Here we're part of an exploration ...

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Playing games with local participation

The term “gamification”, much like the term “social” is being thrown around in technology and business circles as the next frontier in web and mobile engagement. Gamification is most often defined as the use of gameplay mechanics for non-game applications and situations, It also suggests the process of using game thinking to solve problems and engage ...

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We Live Here: What it’s all about

As some folk will know, we're involved in an interesting project with Brighton and Hove City Council and The Democratic Society called 'We Live Here'. Thanks to initial funding from Nesta's Creative Councils, it is working with three communities in Brighton and Hove, looking at how community networks can be mapped and understood to help local ...

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Five observations and five quotes from Open Data Cities

I was at the Open Data Cities Conference on Friday. Held here in Brighton, it focused on how releasing publicly held data can transform cities through innovation and by revealing new understandings of the places we live. A stellar list of speakers - including Tom Steinberg of mySociety, Laura James from Open Knowledge Foundation and Bill ...

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