Re-thinking public engagement: a Calgary experiment

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…

My comments to City Council on the future of Calgary

For those that follow my Twitter feed and my blog you know I have have had an entirely split focus for the past couple of days. My blog has dealt exclusively with the Doug Elniski issue while on Twitter I have posted dozens of tweets over the same time regarding the City of Calgary’s PlanIT…

What makes a good electoral district? Not gerrymandering!

What makes a good electoral district? Why group these communities together and not these other ones? This is something that has been debated at council and elsewhere for years. It’s something that will continue to be discussed. Is it better to create wards that are made up of communities with similar issues or to have…

We made the long list! Only you can help us make the short list.

Well it looks as though our little blog here has been nominated for three 2007 Canadian Blog Awards! It’s been nominated for: Best New Blog Best Blog Post Best Local Blog So please vote! Everyone only gets one vote so yours counts! Please help me move up those rankings and place in the top five…