Category Archives: Politics

If you want me to run for Alderman…

by DJ Kelly June 25, 2010

I love Calgary. I love the vibrancy, energy and the everlasting pace. I love all of the activity this city provides us. I also love how easy it is to get involved and help improve it. I’ve been very blessed over the past few years to be part of some great projects, which do that […]

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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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