Conferences

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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New ways to engage: RIF Workshops

RIF Workshops: 20th and 21st of June, Suffolk/Norfolk and Hertfordshire - see end of the post for more details... Last year we worked with a group of Cambridgeshire Councils, Sustainability East and environmental consultancy Verco to help create a Renewable Infrastructure Framework.  You can read about some of the background for this here. What’s a RIF you may ask?  ...

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Open practice: what it means to us

We have been discussing an idea that we call 'Open Practice' within the team here at Public-i and we wanted to outline what we mean by this and start to share it a bit more widely. I have written recently on my own blog about what I see as a need to consider being open as ...

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Community building on Facebook: The Worthing Page

I wrote a post last year about The Worthing Page, a Facebook fan page with a difference. Serving the seaside town not far from Brighton, it was a departure from the average fan page for a place: it was focused - with interesting discussions about Worthing, its businesses and people - and it clearly aimed to ...

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