Under the surface of a public consultation part 5 (from @opmblog)

In this the final of a five part series from the OPM blog investigating how Dialogue by Design, (part of the OPM Group), consult and report on contentious subjects, paying special attention to a recent consultation DbyD conducted on behalf of the HFEA, we’re reflecting on the publication of the report. Last week the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority […]

Governance Through a Focus on Place: Stronger Citizens, Stronger Cities

From the Open Policy Blog: Interesting from the Sustainable Cities Collective, via Tessy Britton. In equitable places, individual citizens feel (first) that they are welcome, and (second) that it is within their power to change those places through their own actions. “The huge problem with citizenship today is that people don’t take it very seriously,” […]

Carl Haggerty’s Framework for the future of Digital Local Public Services (@carlhaggerty)

Carl Haggerty of Devon County Council has a very interesting blogpost on what the future of local public services might look like in a digital world. There is a lot of crossover with central government, not just in the fact that many local services are delivered through Whitehall-led organisations. Well worth perusing. The following drawing […]

Innovation – are we ready for it to be a part of our DNA?

This post originally appeared on the LGA Knowledge Hub.  This blog post has been on my to do list ever since I visited Denmark a few weeks ago as part of the Bruce Lockhart Scholarship piece for the Local Government Challenge. I’m now watching the LG Digital tweets coming out and it’s forced me to […]

Under the surface of a public consultation: Part 2 – planning and design (from @opmnetwork)

This is the second in a 5-part series from Dialogue by Design (part of the OPM Group), showing how they consult and report on contentious subjects, in this case a recent consultation conducted on behalf of the HFEA. As we heard last time, for the past year Dialogue by Design, part of the OPM Group, has been delivering […]

Open Government beyond open data and transparency

From the Open Policy Blog: This post by Pedro Prieto-Martín of Asociación Ciudades Kyopol (Spain), originally appeared on his blog On the Road to Lórien The term “Open Government” (OG, hereafter) has been used since the 70s to refer to the effort to reduce bureaucratic opacity and open up governments to public scrutiny. Current notions of […]