Worth a Look: Open Source City

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Amazon Page

Explore the five elements of an open source city using Raleigh, North Carolina as a case study. See how the open source characteristics of collaboration, transparency, and participation are shaping the open government and open data movements. This book showcases the open source culture, government policies, and economic development happening in Raleigh and acts as a guide for other cities to pursue their open source city brand.

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May 21

Yoda: Elinor Ostrom & Common Pool Resource Theory Applied to Water

Got Crowd? BE the Force!

Got Crowd? BE the Force!

Endgame issue, water is.

Elinor Ostram’s Common Pool Resource theory challenges Garrett Hardin’s “Tragedy of the Commons” theory.

Nobel Lecture (2009): Beyond Markets and States: Polycentric Governance of Complex Economic Systems

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Apr 7

Open Agriculture Data Alliance

Antechinus

Antechinus

Open Agriculture Data Alliance

Modern production agriculture has the potential to dramatically improve crop yields and reduce environmental impacts by enabling farmers to properly evaluate past, current and future farm management decisions through analysis of agronomic data generated in the field. However farmers are currently overwhelmed with walled gardens of incompatible data generated by their existing systems (geodata images, logs, reports, charts). Farmer’s want the hardware and software systems they use to interoperate – that is, to share information and be able to adequately rely on each other to help support decision-making. Learn more.

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Mar 27

Joan Blades: Living Room Conversations Primer

Joan Blades

Joan Blades

DOC (6 Pages): LRC General Information Packet

MoveOn, MomsRising, and now LivingRoomConversations

Generic meaningful social experiments in nurturing citizens in community. Note that the issue to be addressed communally is presented in Round 3, Rounds 1 and 2 are about building trust & understanding. There are a total of 5 rounds in two hours.

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Mar 22