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Buenos Aires: A Global Model of Innovative Citizen Participation

March 27, 2018 Comments Off on Buenos Aires: A Global Model of Innovative Citizen Participation

Although Buenos Aires is synonymous with tango dancing, steak, fine wine and a cosmopolitan lifestyle, local leaders are positioning the city to be a global model of innovation in citizen participation.

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For Better Models Of Democracy, Look To The Engaged Cities Of Cali And Bologna

March 17, 2018 Comments Off on For Better Models Of Democracy, Look To The Engaged Cities Of Cali And Bologna

Both Santiago de Cali, in Colombia, and Bologna, Italy, demonstrate the power of putting citizens at the center of governance, giving them opportunities to engage that are meaningful, enjoyable, regular,…

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Gun Control: Who’s Responsible?

March 8, 2018 Comments Off on Gun Control: Who’s Responsible?

Government officials are elected to represent the public, on good faith that they will listen to their constituents. Yet, if so many Americans believe more should be done, why hasn’t…

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The Right Time For The Right Conditions

February 27, 2018 Comments Off on The Right Time For The Right Conditions

Part of our monthly “Progress Report” newsletter. To receive the latest email updates from Public Agenda, click here. Last week, friends, family, and colleagues came together in New York City to celebrate the…

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Looking Back To Forge Progress Ahead

February 9, 2018 Comments Off on Looking Back To Forge Progress Ahead

Indeed, while racial divides are real and significant, we are learning that Americans see ways to move forward, like strengthening rehabilitation and addressing systemic factors in education and economic opportunity…

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How Public Engagement Needs to Evolve, Part 6

February 2, 2018 Comments Off on How Public Engagement Needs to Evolve, Part 6

By doing a better job of measuring engagement, we can help clear up some of the confusion about what engagement means and why it is important. How can public engagement…

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Partisan Divide On New Tax Reform Bill Not So Black And White For Americans

January 16, 2018 Comments Off on Partisan Divide On New Tax Reform Bill Not So Black And White For Americans

While the debate on who should pay more taxes and why continues on a national scale, one thing to keep in mind is that the solutions to complex issues are…

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How Public Engagement Needs to Evolve, Part 5

November 14, 2017 Comments Off on How Public Engagement Needs to Evolve, Part 5

Getting past “every-department-for-itself” engagement. How can public engagement evolve in order to meet the challenges and conditions of 2017? My previous post explored ways we can give engagement opportunities more authority,…

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Practical Agreements In Health Care

November 9, 2017 Comments Off on Practical Agreements In Health Care

The Hidden Common Ground Among Partisan Solutions to Health Care Concerns It seems nowadays Americans can’t turn on the TV, go online or scroll through their social media sites without…

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Student Success: A Mix Of Teacher Collaboration And Parent Engagement

November 3, 2017 Comments Off on Student Success: A Mix Of Teacher Collaboration And Parent Engagement

When examining student success outcomes, it is necessary to look not only to teachers, but to everyone who is and should be involved in a child’s education. For years, policymakers,…

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