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From: "Steven Clift" <>
Date: Feb 14, 2018 12:16 PM
Subject: Sunlight: Join us for “Community impact with open data: Two models
from Canada and the United States”
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> *Change in cities is a community effort*. Data is the newest tool that
> cities have to understand and address their most entrenched challenges. For
> data to have the biggest impact, however, it needs to be open and it needs
> to involve residents. City staff will need to incorporate resident feedback
> in their data-driven work as well as support residents in using open data
> on projects of their own.
> Involving community members in open data work can be unfamiliar, unclear,
> or even intimidating. How can city staff recognize these fears, understand
> the powerful potential of public collaboration, and cultivate that power to
> create a robust and enduring open data program?
> Canadian nonprofit OpenNorth <> and the
> U.S.-based Sunlight Foundation Open Cities team
> <> have both created
> models for what engaged, collaborative data publication and use looks like. 
> Join
> us for a webinar conversation
> <> on Tuesday, February 27,
> 2018 from 12-1 PM EST to learn about these two approaches and how your city
> can use them for your own work empowering community use of open data.
> Register <>
> OpenNorth’s thematic, focused cluster engagement model on city resilience
> and smart city issues was created while developing the recently launched
> City of Toronto’s open data master plan and roadmap. The model was
> prototyped and refined thereafter and responds to the growing need of
> cities for meaningful, issue-based engagement methods. *Jean-Noé Landry*,
> OpenNorth’s Executive Director, will talk about the organization’s
> engagement model and its relevance in dynamic and diverse ecosystems such
> as Toronto and Montreal.
> Sunlight Open Cities’ Tactical Data Engagement
> <>
> framework is a four-step process to help communities support community use
> of open data by finding a focus area, refining use cases, designing a plan,
> and implementing an intervention. Sunlight recently published detailed user
> personas as part of their work helping the City of Madison, Wisconsin
> create more equitable and complete neighborhoods. *Stephen Larrick*, Open
> Cities Director, will join the event to talk about this model and how the
> process has evolved in Madison.
> Register for this webinar <>
> to learn about these two different approaches to helping your community use
> open data, and to ask questions about challenges that your city is facing.
> You’ll also be able to follow the conversation on Twitter at the hashtag
> #TacticalData.
> Bring your questions, concerns, and curiosity about community involvement
> and open data. We look forward to discussing it with you on February 27.
> from Blog – Sunlight Foundation
> via IFTTT <>

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