Spring Cleaning

by Tim on March 31, 2015

We’re finally getting around to implementing some long-awaited updates to ParticipateDB.

Our main goals with this relaunch:

  1. lower the barrier for participation,
  2. improve search and reporting functionality, and
  3. prepare for partnerships with leading organizations in the public, private, and non-profit sector to help improve content quality and completeness.

Expect occasional downtimes over the coming weeks. Stay tuned for details!

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Creative Commons

by Tim on November 29, 2012

Just a quick update:

ParticipateDB is now licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0).

This means that you are free to share (to copy, distribute and transmit the work) and to remix (to adapt the work) under the following conditions:

  • Attribution — You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
  • Noncommercial — You may not use this work for commercial purposes.
  • Share Alike — If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one.

This was always the intention from the beginning, we just finally got around to updating the footer. Seriously, that’s all it took.

Hope this makes the site even more useful. Enjoy!

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Offline for Maintenance

November 26, 2012

ParticipateDB is down for some maintenance. Should be back up later this week. In the meantime, feel free to share any tools, projects or resources we should add. We’re listening on Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Or, send us an email. Thanks!

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Happy International Day of Democracy!

September 15, 2011

What a great day to have launched ParticipateDB two years ago. Since then, we’ve collected 194 tools, 238 projects and 150 references. Thanks, everyone, for your recent feedback and ideas. Stay tuned for some updates later this year. If you have any material you’d like to see included, or if you would like to become […]

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What’s Next for ParticipateDB?

July 13, 2011

This September, ParticipateDB will have been around for two years. Time to maybe kick it up a notch! Let’s look at how things have been going and what we could or should do next: First, where do things stand? On the plus side, it appears that ParticipateDB has quickly grown to become the most comprehensive […]

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Article in Planning & Technology Today

August 2, 2010

The American Planning Association (APA) is the largest and probably most esteemed professional organization representing the field of city and regional planning in the United States. Their Technology Division publishes Planning & Technology Today, a quarterly newsletter. From the about page: The American Planning Association (APA) Technology Division links you with others who share your interest […]

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100 People Like Us on Facebook!

July 25, 2010

You probably subscribe to this blog and follow our occasional updates on Twitter, but did you know you can also like us on Facebook? It’s easy, and 100 others have already shown their interest in ParticipateDB. Just go here: http://www.facebook.com/ParticipateDB Thanks everyone for your support!

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Tools from Online Deliberation Conference 2010

July 1, 2010

The Online Deliberation Conference 2010 is happening in Leeds, UK right now.  The Twitter hashtag is #od2010, and thanks to the avid reporting of some of the attendees we were able to bring a rich harvest of fresh tools this morning: Cohere (UK) — An idea management tool for you to annotate URLs with ideas, […]

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ParticipateDB Just Hit 150 Tools

June 17, 2010

Yesterday morning, we were alerted to a new citizen engagement project by the German state of Bavaria that launched the other day. Aufbruch Bayern (which might be roughly translated as Let’s Go, Bavaria!), is an online consultation that aims to generate ideas in the policy areas of family, education and innovation and is scheduled to run […]

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Tech Lab Webinar Series To Kick Off June 24

June 3, 2010

Public Decisions, a provider of online trainings, events and conferences on stakeholder engagement, is launching a new webinar series: New! Tech Lab Series With so many online tools available for stakeholder engagement (as of today, there are 140+ on the Participate DB database alone), it’s sometimes hard to differentiate among them.  How do you know which tool […]

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