Northern Gateway Pipeline – Community Advisory Boards

In 2002, Enbridge Inc, began conducting feasibility studies into what has become known as the Northern Gateway Pipeline proposal. If built, this double pipeline would carry diluted bitumen from Bruderheim, Alberta to Kitimate, British Columbia, and natural gas condensate in the other direction (from Kitimate to Bruderheim). In order to...

New Report: Engaging Citizens in Co-Creation in Public Services

Participedians may be interested in a new report from the IBM Center for The Business of Government. The report is entitled: ‘Engaging Citizens in Co-Creation in Public Services’. The authors, Satish Nambisan and Priya Nambisan, present four roles that citizens can play in the co-creation of public services.

Calling for Nominations for the Penn State Democracy Medal

The Democracy Institute at Penn State has established a Democracy Medal. Each year, the medal will be awarded for “exceptional innovations that advance the design and practice of democracy.” The winner will receive $5,000 and be invited to give a talk at Penn State. You can find more information about the award here: This year’s deadline for nominations is on December 10th.

New book about the Australian Citizens’ Parliament


Lyn Carson, John Gastil, Janette Hartz-Karp, and Ron Lubensky have edited a new book about the Australian Citizens’ Parliament. The book contains 22 chapters on a wide range of related topics including institutional design and innovation, deliberation, the flow of beliefs and ideas, facilitation and organizer effects, as well as impacts and reflections.

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