The deadline to express interest in the Meeting the Cuts and Big Society Challenge programme is this Friday, 19th Novemeber. You can find out how here. Big is the new small it seems. Big cuts and big society spell big changes for the way that local government does business. But how can local government best start [...]
This article was first published in the Local Government Chronicle 16 September 2010 Technology has long been seen by government as a key tool for improving the way it works and engages with citizens in public services. This has never been more necessary, given the unprecedented crisis and uncertainty both the government and the economy [...]
Today we’re pleased / over the moon to announce the launch of the first CityCamp London in partnership with CityCamp – and a bunch of great event partners who are making it possible for us to offer the event for free!
Things are rather busy on the events front again for FutureGov in the run up to the summer break, so as much for our benefit as yours here’s where you’ll be able to find us during June and July…
Enabled by Design has been busy beavering away organising an event to reframe the ageing/disability debate by looking at how universal design can help support independent (and stylish!) living. The event is called “We are Enabled by Design” and you can read more about it here…
The next FutureGov Network event will bring together both social innovators and local government colleagues to explore possibilities for how the two can work together and achieve the best possible outcomes locally in the emerging world of public services 2.0…
SupportingPipes visited Perth last week, although this time Snook were stranded in snowy Glasgow peering into the workshop via Skype. So with a sprinkle of improvisation and last minute planning the Aliss Team led the way. They were joined by Gillian Easson from Nesta’s Age Unlimited Scotland Programme.
It has been a little while since we’ve given you an update on our work with Aliss project, so here’s what happened at the second of the Supporting Pipes workshop a couple of weeks ago in Edinburgh. 20 people made the trip down the event, making up five groups of one facilitator, a service provider, a carer and a person(s) with a long term condition(s). Oh and we were joined by another member of the FutureGov family, Carrie Bishop.
My first blog of 2010 is to let you know about what is bound to be one of the big events of the year in the digital government world. I’ve been fortunate enough to be asked to be a part of the Programme Committee for the second installment of Gov 2.0 Expo in Washington DC, a much expanded, more diverse and more global committee compared to the 2009 edition.
If you are interested in sharing your Gov20/digital engagement story (read more about the event tracks here) the deadline for submissions is 6th January (ie THIS Wednesday – I know, sorry!) [read more]
Wowzers. It’s been a busy year for FutureGov and we’re only just catching our breath. Not only have we done loads, but we’ve had a few changes as a company and grown in a really good way, with the chance to work with some brilliant people. Dominic and I thought we’d share some of our highlights like the cool projects we’ve been involved in, the events we’ve hosted and the thinking we’ve done. Warning: This might read a bit like one of those cheesy family news letters :s