Author Don Tapscott on the growing influence of public participation, 4 October [1]

  • "At its broadest, non-discriminatory access to data means that any person can access the data at any time without having to identify him/herself or provide any justification for doing so." Sunlight Foundation, August 11 [2] topic
  • Data alone is not sufficient for problem-solving, but an involved community informed with data just might be, John Tolva, July 2010 [3] topic
  • Open Philanthropy: A Modest Manifesto, Lucy Bernholz, 3/15/2010 [4] / forum
  • Crisis in policymaking for people and planet demands new approach to policymaking that gives citizens a greater say in decisions that affect them, 27/01/2010 [5]


  • Developing the Open City, 15 October 2009 [6] topic
  • How long is your city's tail? by John Geraci, October 7 [7] topic
  • The Three Laws of Open Government Data, 30 September 2009, David Eaves


  • Not Just Peak Oil, But “Peak Hierarchy,” Too? December 4 [8]
  • "The best mechanism to confront the challenge of climate change are not market mechanisms, but conscious, motivated, and well organized human beings endowed with an identity of their own." Evo Morales Ayma, President of Bolivia, November 28, 2008
  • "In this negotiation process towards Copenhagen, it is fundamental to guarantee the participation of our people as active stakeholders at a national, regional and worldwide level, especially taking into account those sectors most affected, such as indigenous peoples who have always promoted the defense of Mother Earth." Evo Morales Ayma, President of Bolivia, November 28, 2008 topic
  • "...his (Obama's) only real hope in dealing with the tremendous challenges the country (world) faces will be to harness the collective ingenuity of citizens on a massive scale. In other words, he must enlist a level of participation in generating and acting on innovative solutions that has no obvious parallel in history." Anthony D. Williams, wikinomics, November 7 2008 / topic
  • A Wiki for the Planet: Clay Shirky on Open Source Environmentalism,, August 20, 2008
  • "We're going to look at every place that a reader or a listener or a viewer or a user has been locked out, has been served up passive or a fixed or a canned experience, and ask ourselves, "If we carve out a little bit of the cognitive surplus and deploy it here, could we make a good thing happen?" And I'm betting the answer is yes." Clay Shirky at a Web 2.0 conference, April 23, 2008. / Inspiring Quotes 2

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  • "Finland is about to start using crowdsourcing to create new laws", Sep 20, 2012 [9]


The White House (Washington DC)

Designing for Democracy Consultation using a wiki, December 08 [10]

7 finalists of the Reinhard-Mohn Prize 2011 “Vitalizing Democracy” announced by Bertelsmann Foundation, October 7 [11]


  • Draft Declaration - Co-creating an open declaration on public services 2.0, October 6, to be presented at the ministerial conference in Malmo 18-20 November, 2009 [13] Comment and input to make it better! Furthermore, if you have specific suggestion that you want to include, you can directly edit the supporting document - see Europe links under Community involvement place
  • White House announces Open Government Website, Initiative, May 21 [15] place
  • we20 - the people’s G20, announces the launch of its website at, enabling individual people and groups anywhere in the world to host their own G20 summits, March 27, 2009 - [16]


  • The City of Spokane is seeking applicants for a citizen task force that will help create a strategic action plan to identify and address the impacts of climate change and energy security on the City, February 11. The citizen task force will lead the strategic planning effort, supported by work groups and technical assistance from city staff and other experts. [17] News USA


  • April 12 2007 - Peter Singer keynote speaker at at Port Phillip Speaks Community Summit, Saturday April 28 2007. Singer, who was nominated by Time magazine in 2005 as one of the world’s top 100 influential people, will talk about building sustainability, both on an environmental and community level. Port Phillip Online / News Australia, Wellbeing

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  1., 4 October 2010
  2., August 11, 2010
  3., July 2010
  4. philanthropy 2173 3/15/2010
  5. International Institute for Environment and Development, 27/01/2010
  6. planetizen, 15 October 2009
  7. O'Reilly Radar, October 7, 2009
  8., Decmber 4
  9. GigaOM, Sep 20, 2012
  10. The White House, December 08, 2010
  11. Vitalizing democracy through participation, October 7, 2010
  12. Global Voices, 10 August 2010
  13. eups20, October 6, 2009
  14. TechCrunch, August 19, 2009
  15. The White House, May 21, 2009
  16. Press Dispensary, March 27, 2009
  17. City of Spokane, February 11

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