Accelerating Social Change through Technology Policy and Community Development

  • September 23, 2010 · 6:00 PM
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The Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy has recently published a report outlining how democracies can be sustained in the digital age, proclaiming that information "is as vital as clean air and safe streets." How do the key recommendations of this report relate to New Haven? What efforts are already underway to address each of them? How can tech-savvy individuals, companies and public officials support this broad movement? What information do New Haveners need, and do they currently have access to it? If not, how can we fill the gaps?

Prior to our traditional open discussion, we will have a brief presentation by DataHaven, a local 501(c)3 partner organization of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership, a collaborative national effort to further the development and use of neighborhood information systems in local policymaking and community building. We also will provide a brief opportunity for invited guests and elected officials to address local policy development.

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  • Mark A.

    New study out from Knight related to this:

    Perception of Open Government is Tied to Higher Levels of Community Satisfaction - Surveys in several communities have found that the people who believe their local government does a good job sharing information are more likely than others to feel satisfied with civic life.

    March 2, 2011

  • Jason W.

    I had a great time, thanks all!

    September 25, 2010

  • Ben B.

    I feel the same way about San Francisco Brandon :)

    August 19, 2010

  • Lee C.

    Brandon and all:
    Jason Wieringa has agreed to be our point person for CompHvn. Please thank him when you see him by offering up specific ways that you can help.

    Brandon I suggested to Jason that he talk to you about after all no project would be more appropriete than this one to help flesh out the platform.

    Brandon, have a safe trip, hope to see the rest of you 9/23.

    August 18, 2010

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