The DDC activities chart gives you an overall picture of the Consortium's work over the last six years.
Discussion materials and organizing suggestions for a school-community forum on school safety and other issues related to the Newtown tragedy.
A compilation of statistics from large-scale deliberative projects
Report by Maxwell School MPA students on the feasibility of an online platform for public participation evaluation.
The 2012 Civic Engagement and Democracy Lecture, given by Matt Leighninger at the Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement at the University of Illinois-Chicago.
The DDC activities chart gives you an overall picture of the Consortium's work over the last six years, with notations for the new publications, events, and areas of work that have emerged over the last three months.
How can legislators and other leaders help create healthier, more productive civil discourse? A new slideshow from the DDC summarizes recent research on legislators' attitudes, and compares those findings with evaluations of public deliberation projects.
Full report of the "Bridging the Gap" project,which summarizes recent research on legislators' attitudes and compares those findings with evaluations of deliberative projects.
Executive Summary of the report on Bridging the Gap between Public Officials and the Public
Chart summarizing the DDC's priorities and activities over the last four years.
How might we redesign local democracy around the day-to-day goals and concerns of citizens? A set of leaders in civic engagement, including representatives of national associations that represent local officials, school systems, funders, and other leaders, met in early 2010 to compare notes on their work in communities and discuss possibilities for innovation. This report describes their discussion and recommendations.
A guide from the National League of Cities and the DDC that helps local leaders work with recent immigrant communities on civic engagement
A report summarizing the ways in which community organizing and deliberative democracy are converging, the remaining differences, and overarching priorities shared by both strands of active civic engagement.
Report from 2009 meeting on neighborhood governance, cosponsored by DDC, Grassroots Grantmakers, and the National League of Cities.
From the Collaborative Governance Initiative: In designing public involvement, extra attention to these ten points can help assure an effective and successful process (November 17, 2005).
Program overview for the Demos Center for the Public Sector: strategies to change perceptions of government and build support for its essential tasks, engaging national and state leaders and beginning a new public conversation (December 5, 2005).
A "how to" for legislative leaders.