Learning from 30 Years of Participatory Budgeting


Chelsey Lepage will be a panelist at the Smart Citizenship Academy in Cascais, Portugal on October 10th. In conversation with participatory budgeting (PB) experts Nelson Dias and Giovanni Allegretti, she will discuss the development of PB practices in different global contexts over the past three decades. The session will also address the opportunities and challenges of co-designing new peer learning approaches to participatory budgeting.

Media Collaboration for Increased Power Sector Accountability


On October 12th, Yop Rwang Pam will speak at the 14th Annual All Nigeria Editors’ Conference in Delta State, Nigeria. Her session,“Media Collaboration for Increased Power Sector Accountability,” will highlight the critical role of data-driven reports in demanding accountability from the government, especially leading up to the Nigerian general election in February 2019.

Welcome Alyssa Kropp and James Neimeister!


Reboot is excited to welcome our new fall interns, Alyssa and James! Alyssa, our Programs Intern, is an aspiring service designer currently pursuing an MFA in Transdisciplinary Design at Parsons. She will primarily support our team on participatory budgeting research and projects. James, our People & Operations Intern, is an MPA Candidate at CUNY – Baruch College, studying urban development and sustainability. He will support our human resources team, including on recruitment and policy.

Let's Make Feedback the New Norm in Project Design


Lauren Gardner, Corey Chao, and Kisha Bwenge will run a workshop at the 2018 Feedback Summit in Washington, D.C. on October 4th–5th. Our session, Ambiguity as Ally: Feedback-First Project Design, will explore how co-creation can thrive through processes, skills, and organizational cultures that encourage feedback. Join us as we collectively work to make feedback the new norm in project planning and implementation. And stay updated on the event at #FBLSummit!

Designing the Future of Open Cities


Reboot is proud to be a co-organizer of the Open Cities Summit in Buenos Aires on September 24, ahead of the 2018 International Open Data Conference (IODC18). Zack Brisson and Marielle Velander will lead the workshop From Theory to Impact: Designing Open Data Programs to Solve City Problems, discussing demand-driven open data. And at IODC18, Panthea Lee will share insights from the summit as part of the Smart Cities and Open Data panel. Join the conversation at #OpenCitiesSummit and #IODC18!

Opening Doors with Open Data in NYC


Today marks the release of the 2018 Open Data Report, an important update on New York City’s pioneering open data program. Reboot worked closely with the Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics for the second year in a row to tell the story of open data in New York and its impact on city agencies and residents. We also helped produce an accessible, inspiring video to help New Yorkers understand the city’s commitment to excellence and inclusivity through data—watch it at this link.