Community Service / Citizen Participation

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Author(s)Paolo celot, Secretary general EVAI Date2009 Sourcethe European Association for Viewers' Interests AbstractCitizen participation to public life has always, and will always, play a strategic role in preserving democracy. All speakers agreed that media literacy is a key component of civil participation. In this sense, the interests of citizens and their role in the political... read more
Monday, August 15, 2011 - 12:48pm
Author(s)Professor Archon Fung, Harvard Kennedy School ,Mr. Richard Dobson, Founder of Asiye Etafuleni, South Africa, Mr. Robert Miller, Director of the Minneapolis Neighborhood Revitalization Program, USA, and Dr. Henry Tam, Deputy Director of Community Empowerment Delivery, UK Date2008 SourceAshInstitute's Channel at Youtube, Harvard Kennedy School ASH Center for Democratic... read more
Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 6:13pm
Author(s)The Moldova Citizen Participation Program (CPP) Date2011 SourceThe Moldova Citizen Participation Program (CPP) AbstractAfter 6 and half years of empowering citizens to generate tangible positive change in their communities, using participatory democratic processes to help citizens identify community priorities, and implementing projects addressing these issues, the Moldova... read more
Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 6:09pm
Author(s)Erik Michielsen and Matt Curtis Date2010 SourceCapture Your Flag AbstractIn Chapter 7 of 17, public affairs and communications strategist Matt Curtis highlights citizen participation theory as a central element in influence strategy around public works and community projects. Rather than focus on consensus building, Curtis promotes participation and the educational... read more
Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 6:06pm
Author(s)Government Technology Date2008 SourceGovernment Technology AbstractSocial services work has always been a very manual process, with mountains of paper being handled by case workers. Citizens seeking assistance must fill out applications and also provide documents regarding housing, income, expenses, need - the list goes on and on. Case workers have traditionally spent much... read more
Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 10:09am
Author(s)Jeff Berkowitz Date2009 SourcePublic Affairs AbstractState Rep. Lou Lang on U. S. Senator Barack Obama and Pastor Wright, Obama's judgment and leadership capabilities, Obama's diversity and the Presidential race, Knee-Jerk liberals, the State's capital and operating budgets. Access through the Cases and Simulations Portal from Rutgers SPAAExternal Link: Public Affairs... read more
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 11:45pm
Author(s) Volunteering Qld   Date 2007   Source Volunteering Qld   Abstract How young people are volunteering in Queensland and how they got involved.   Access through the Cases and Simulations Portal from Rutgers SPAA External Link: Benefits of Volunteering and Motivation
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 11:41pm
Author(s)Wendy Kopp Date2009 SourceTeach For America AbstractHear corps members and alumni talk about what it's like to be a teacher. Access through the Cases and Simulations Portal from Rutgers SPAAExternal Link: Teach For America General Video
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 11:14pm
Author(s)Peace CorpsDate2009 SourcePeace Corps AbstractShare the experiences of Peace Corps Volunteers serving in Benin, Malawi, Panama, and Moldova Access through the Cases and Simulations Portal from Rutgers SPAAExternal Link: Peace Corps Life is Calling How Far Will You Go c 02 
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 10:52pm
Author(s) unidentified   Date 2006   Source AMERICORPS  Abstract Interested in joining AmeriCorps NCCC?  Hear what members from the Charleston, South Carolina campus serving in Louisiana and Mississippi have to say.   Access through the Cases and Simulations Portal from Rutgers SPAA External Link: AmeriCorps NCCC In Their Own Words  
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 4:42pm
Author(s) William Snyder   Date 2009   Source Faith & Leadership   Abstract 'Communities of practice' bring people together. A leading consultant and writer in the field of organization theory shares his ideas about why the future of organizations involves creating informal networks.   Access through the Cases and Simulations Portal from... read more
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 4:39pm
Author(s)Christine Kelleher Palus Date2011 SourceDrexel University AbstractThe City Avenue Special Services District (City Avenue SSD) began operations in 1999 after nearly a decade of planning, brokering, and partnering between officials in the City of Philadelphia (spearheaded by then-Councilman Michael Nutter), Lower Merion Township Commissioners Joseph Manko and James Ettleson... read more
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 3:54pm
Author(s)Göktuğ Morçöl Date2011 SourceDrexel University AbstractThe Center City District (CCD) is one of the most comprehensive Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) in the United States—and possibly in the world—in terms of the size of its total revenues, the range of public services it provides, and the functions it fulfills. Its total revenues were $18.8 million in 2009. The... read more
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 3:52pm
Author(s)Jonathan B. Justice DateFebruary 2009 SourceDrexel University AbstractThe East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District is a business improvement district (BID) first designated by the City of Philadelphia in December 2002 for a seven-year term and renewed in September 2009 for ten additional years. The district is a mixed- use community-commercial corridor in South... read more
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 3:33pm
Author(s)Dorothy Ives-Dewey Date2011 SourceDrexel University AbstractOn May 8, 1997, the Philadelphia City Council enacted a bill au- thorizing the creation of the Old City Special Services District (the Old City District or OCD). Philadelphia’s then-Mayor Edward G. Rendell signed the bill into law on May 17, 1997. The OCD began operations on June 23, 1998, when Mayor Rendell... read more
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 3:27pm
Author(s)Jerome Hodos Date2011 SourceDrexel University AbstractThe Philadelphia City Council authorized the South Street/ Headhouse District (SSHD) in 1992, and it formally began business in 1993. The SSHD is the second-oldest business improvement district (BID) in Philadelphia after the Center City District. Its area of operation covers approximately sixty square blocks at the... read more
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 3:04pm
Author(s)Jill Simone Gross Date2011 SourceDrexel University AbstractBusiness improvement districts (BIDs) have been the subject of heated debate. As private entities with taxing and service provision authority, operating in subsections of the urban core, they raise questions concerning equitable representation of community interests. What happens when such an entity forms between... read more
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 2:50pm
Author(s)Juliet F. Gainsborough Date2011 SourceDrexel University AbstractThe Sports Complex Special Services District (SCSSD) in South Philadelphia serves the neighborhoods that surround the Sports Complex. The Sports Complex itself includes four sports and enter- tainment venues: the Wachovia Spectrum (recently closed), the Wells Fargo Center (home to the National Hockey League’s... read more
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 2:46pm
Author(s)AskNOLA Date2011 SourceAskNOLA AbstractAngie and Ray, two long-time New Orleans residents, discuss as a time-saving alternative for reporting quality of life issues to many different municipal agencies. Access through the Cases and Simulations Portal from Rutgers SPAAExternal Link: Simplifies Citizen Engagement
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 2:46pm
Author(s)Richard M. Flanagan Date2011 SourceDrexel University AbstractIn 1985, local business and civic leaders formed the New Mana- yunk Corporation to “encourage economic development that benefits the entire community” of Manayunk, a now-gentrified neighborhood in the northwest section of Philadelphia that sits beside the Schuylkill River. The New Manayunk Corporation’s portfo-... read more
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 2:43pm
Author(s)Thomas J.B. Cole and Seth A. Grossman Date2011 SourceDrexel University AbstractLocated in Northwest Philadelphia, Chestnut Hill is bounded on its south and west by Wissahickon Park, on its north by Montgom- ery County, and by Mount Airy to the east. The area’s population is a quaint 9500. Chestnut Hill’s streets are lined with stone houses, parks, and a shopping district... read more
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 2:39pm
Author(s)Gil Penalosa Date2008 SourceCommonwealth Club (of California) National Podcast AbstractHow can major cities all over the world reclaim their streets for the people? Penalosa transformed Bogota, Colombia, with his Ciclovia project, which opens more than 70 miles of streets to 1.5 million people each week. Penalosa will discuss how the Ciclovia has promoted health,... read more
Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 3:27pm
Author(s)ICLEI Local Government for Sustainability DateMarch 2011 SourceICLEI Local Government for Sustainability AbstractSince 2001, the Barcelona School Agenda 21 Program promoted by the Barcelona City Council’s Environment Department, in collaboration with the AGBAR Foundation and the Barcelona Municipal Institute of Education (Programa Agenda 21 Escolar de Barcelona, or PA21E... read more
Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 12:04pm
Author(s)ICLEI Local Government for Sustainability DateApril 2011 SourceICLEI Local Government for Sustainability AbstractThe City of Baguio is a popular tourist destination with a pleasant climate and a pristine environment. In response to social and economic impacts of environmental degradation through development, local communities formed since the 1960s organizations,... read more
Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 11:43am
Author(s)ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability DateApril 2011  SourceICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability AbstractTackling climate change and conserving biological diversity is an important issue for the city of Trang. With the participation of various stakeholders, the objective of the project has been to develop a better understanding of the importance and the... read more
Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 12:09am
Author(s)NY Times Date2005 SourceThe Learning Network, The New York Times Abstract"In this two-day lesson, students research and create public service campaigns to inform different populations in their community about avian flu, a current global health concern." Access through the Cases and Simulations Portal from Rutgers SPAAExternal Link: Nothing To Sneeze At
Monday, August 1, 2011 - 2:29pm


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