Month: February 2014

Pete Peterson on public engagement and, literally, a platform for civic innovation

Photo courtesy Pete Peterson

Photo courtesy Pete Peterson

Davenport Institute’s Pete Peterson has spent the last seven years working with local governments on improving their approach to public engagement. Now, he’s running for California secretary of state on a platform centered around civic innovation.

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New Zealand forks the United Kingdom

beta.govt.nz

beta.govt.nz

Perhaps the biggest civic open source story of 2013 was the government of New Zealand’s copying of the United Kingdom’s gov.uk code to begin building a new version of its own website, now located at beta.govt.nz.

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