Category Archives: Calgary

A Poet Laureate for Calgary

by DJ Kelly June 21, 2010

If you read my blog often you know two things about me 1) I believe we need more openness and transparency in government, 2) I’m a big fan of the transformative power of the arts. Today I want to announce a project that I’m working on that draws on both of these. Last year I […]

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What data should be included in the City of Calgary’s Open Data Pilot Project

by DJ Kelly June 15, 2010

The City of Calgary’s Open Data Pilot Project is set to begin this summer. (Despite recent attempts to quell the future of the project at a council committee meeting. More on that in a future post.) As the project is being mapped out moving toward a launch date, it’s important to note that it will […]

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Re-thinking public engagement: a Calgary experiment

by DJ Kelly May 28, 2010

It’s funny how different aspects of your life serendipitously cross from time to time. Following my presentation at Leadership Calgary earlier this month about the current state and possible future of western democratic government (in LC speak it was titled “how do we build a systemically and systematically adaptive democratic government?”) we find a British […]

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Nenshi + Hawkesworth = stronger McIver

by DJ Kelly May 27, 2010

Today Naheed Nenshi has announced he will be running for mayor. On Monday we can expect a similar announcement from Bob Hawkesworth. The big winner from these announcements? Ric McIver. As recently as yesterday, things were not looking great for Mr. McIver’s chances of becoming Calgary’s next mayor. As each mayoral candidate announced (Joe Connelly, […]

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City of Calgary fraud allegations and a simple open data solution

by DJ Kelly May 21, 2010

The process of transparency and accountability is one we often talk about – certainly some of the mayoralty candidates have put it at the top of their list of election issues – but rarely take steps to do much about. Often the idea boils down to “people need to vote to hold politicians accountable” or […]

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