Apply Now to Lead Newest Global PB Initiative
Building on the momentum of our Participatory Budgeting Exchange in November 2018, the Hewlett Foundation has dedicated seed funding to support the launch of a new global PB hub. Applications are open until May 31, 2019 for leading organizations to coordinate knowledge and peer exchange across participatory budgeting initiatives worldwide. Apply today!
Intentional Design for Civic Technologies
On March 20th, Panthea Lee will present on Reboot’s “participatory budgeting” (PB) research, evaluating PB’s potential to deliver on the ambitious objectives that have garnered its global reputation, and offering a deep dive into whether, and how, technologies can enhance this potential. Rebooters Zack Brisson and Amira El Sayed will also be in attendance at TICTeC 2019 and the OECD Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum in Paris, France.
‘Tech Fellows’ Piece Recently Published in Ford Foundation Blog
The Ford Foundation’s Equals Change Blog recently published “Lessons from the foundation’s tech fellows program” by Research Manager Marielle Velander. Based on our work with the inaugural Ford Tech Fellows cohort, where we supported adaptive management at the intersection of technology and social justice, Marielle shares three principles for translating tech into public good.
Discussing the Role of Research in Design
On March 8th, Marielle Velander will join the makers and doers at this year’s Design Nation Conference in Manhattan, New York, discussing effective design from ideation to influence. Leading an executive seminar, Marielle will speak to Reboot’s design principles and practices with emerging designers, and share why research is a critical piece of the design puzzle.
Can City Spending Save Democracy?
As part of the Cities, Government & Politics track at this year’s SXSW Conference, Lauren Gardner will lead a session on March 10th illustrating the impact of city spending innovations from Madrid to Mexico City. Sharing insights from our in-depth research in global “participatory budgeting” (PB) processes, she will explore the potential for PB to engage and inform citizens, and perhaps transform our democracies along the way. Join the conversation at #SXSW.
Building Community Around Open Data
Reboot is excited to participate throughout this year’s NYC Open Data Week, organized by the Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics and BetaNYC. On March 2nd, Zack Brisson will join a panel on open contracting and smart cities at the kickoff School of Data event; on March 7th, Kisha Bwenge and Adam Parker will lead a “Storytelling for Civic Tech” panel; and on March 8th our team will host the closing reception for the week, to celebrate NYC’s vibrant open data community