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Policy 2.0: Webinar featuring Alberta’s Social Policy Wiki and Australian Gov 2.0 Leader Pia Waugh

At Collabforge, we believe that the future of policy is connected, collaborative and community-driven. Many of our projects, starting with the groundbreaking Future Melbourne ‘City Plan that Anyone Can Edit’ all the way up to the Speak.Share.Thrive platform hosted by Alberta Canada’s Department of Human Services, exemplify this spirit. Collabforge’s role is to support government departments through the process of building a culture of collaboration as well as implementing technology strategically, in order to take a participatory approach to policy. […]

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wePlan Parks Victoria Loves the Spotlight!

Collabforge project, wePlan Parks Victoria, was recently spotlighted by the Government 2.0 Action Plan activities. wePlan Parks breaks new ground as the first instance where social media has been used to engage with the public in guiding the future of Victoria’s parks. It was inspired by the City of Melbourne’s Future of Melbourne wiki and by a desire to reach a wider audience in real time throughout the life cycle of developing a park management plan. Parks Victoria is using […]

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Collabforge at the United Nations

Collabforge Director and founder, Dr. Mark Elliott, speaking recently at the United Nations Public Service Summit in Barcelona, Spain on Government 2.0 initiatives in Australia. “Most people don’t think of Australia when asked about cutting edge examples of Web 2.0 in Government. But in fact, the U.S. and increasingly Europe are looking Down Under for case studies on how to increase citizen participation in government. There are just so many great initiatives to showcase. There’s the City of Melbourne’s Future […]

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Government 2.0 Taskforce – Collabforge Online Engagement Review

Collabforge was commissioned to review the effectiveness of the online engagement practices and techniques employed by the Australian Government 2.0 Taskforce. We’re proud to announce the release of our final report and recommendations here. The Taskforce’s online activities were assessed on publicly available metrics and personal interviews with members of the Taskforce, Secretariat and International Reference Group. These yielded candid ‘behind-the-scenes’ insights, while public participants provided rich feedback via the Taskforce blog. Recommendations included the establishment of an ongoing Government 2.0 community […]

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Collabforge Offers Collaborative Planning Services

Collabforge’s Future Melbourne project redefined public participation in city planning. The process behind this award winning wiki-based collaborative city plan has since been tuned and refined into a service package that is ready for implementation in your city or town. To inquire about our services, fill out our contact form today. “Could this be the future of public participation?”On September 18th, 2009 Collabforge Founder and Director, Dr. Mark Elliott, presented a webcast to the American Planning Association entitled Creating a […]

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