Media regulation and democracy project

It may be almost Christmas but we’re still hard at work, and this week we’re kicking off a new project on media regulation and democracy, leading to an event in late February/early March. We’re working with the Carnegie UK Trust, and asking the question: what sort of media regulation is needed to support future democracy? […]

Finding all of the interesting data within one local authority area

This new project from Paul Evans looks good: I’ve never seen anyone try to pull together a good index of all of the relevant and interesting data that is available within one local authority area with the aim of giving school pupils something to work with, so over the next few weeks, I’ll be doing […]

Creative Councils: report from Birmingham

Demsoc Governor Catherine Howe has written up our recent trip to Birmingham as part of the We Live Here Creative Councils project, which we’re undertaking with Brighton & Hove City Council, the Brighton & Hove CVSF, Podnosh and Catherine’s company Public-i. Here’s a sample: Two immediate things struck me from the experience, the first was the fact […]

CityForum Brighton & Hove launch

One of our current projects is a project called CityForum Brighton & Hove, a trial run for a series of citywide participation events, sponsored by the University of Brighton. We held a launch event in the midst of a torrential downpour last week, and Demsoc governor Catherine Howe has written it up for the Demsoc […]

AV referendum on the horizon

The deadline for registering to vote in the AV referendum (and local elections happening in some places is Thursday. So if you’ve recently moved house or think you aren’t registered, get your skates on and speak to your council’s electoral registration office. Lots of people are confused about what AV is, and what the arguments […]