Blog

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 […]

Read More

Nuit Blanche Calgary update

by DJ Kelly June 16, 2010

I should have posted a Nuit Blanche update months ago, but there had been so much movement over that time things never felt settled enough that it made sense to post an update. With recent events however now seemed to be the best time to let everyone know what’s going on. Here’s the whole story: […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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, […]

Read More
Previous Posts Next posts