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November 25, 2013 by Lucy Farrow
Lucy Farrow reflects on the success of Dialogue by Design's adventures in the world of speed dating at the recent Open Government Partnership.Read more
November 22, 2013 by Lucy Farrow
Lucy Farrow and Patrick Devine-Wright write for Utility Week about the power of people's emotional attachments to places, and the peril for developers of ignoring them. [Subscription required]Read more
November 21, 2013 by Lucy Farrow
With the NHS Futures Summit taking place today, Lucy Farrow considers how the health service can best engage people following a recent NHS Citizens Assembly event.Read more
November 08, 2013 by David Hughes
In the second of a two-part series, Project Manager David Hughes considers 'the collective action problem' in relation to consultations.Read more
November 05, 2013 by David Hughes
In the first of a two-part series, Project Manager David Hughes considers 'the collective action problem' in relation to consultations.Read more
November 08, 2013
Dialogue by Design Chief Executive Diane Beddoes will be one of the speakers at an exciting event taking place at the House of Commons on Tuesday 12 November. The event will look at how the House of Commons is an open, democratic organisation and how it shapes up in comparison to other open organisations working for social good in different fields.
For more information about this event please see the event page.
October 30, 2013
Dialogue by Design is proud to be attending the Open Government Partnership Summit in London on 31 October and 01 November where we will be running speed-dating style networking sessions. These will help bring together those with aspirations for open government with others that have practical tools to make open government real, so they can meet up and discuss how their ideas can make open government a reality. If you're also attending and you'd like to take part please do come and find us. If you are unable to attend then we'll be tweeting, so please feel free to follow our feed, or even tweet us your questions!
Founded in 2011, The Open Government Partnership is an international platform for domestic reformers committed to making their governments more open, accountable, and responsive to citizens. It has grown from 8 countries to 60. In all of these countries, government and civil society are working together to develop and implement ambitious open government reforms.
The London Summit 2013 will provide an opportunity for the open government movement to consolidate and build momentum, to reflect on what is working and what is not, and to inspire all participants to return home equipped to pursue an even more ambitious reform agenda. Over 1,000 delegates - including representatives from civil society organizations, businesses and governments - will share experiences from their respective countries and provide real examples of how openness can improve public services, drive economic growth, reduce poverty and corruption, and restore public faith in government.
October 18, 2013 by Mark Denley
Mark Denley on why recent debates in the world of football demonstrate a growing public appreciation and appetite for proper consultation.Read more
September 25, 2013 by Ian Thompson
Ian Thompson thinks about the role community engagement and consultation could play in tackling the housing shortage.Read more
We're delighted to announce some changes at Dialogue by Design. Helen Ashley has been appointed Deputy Chief Executive; Fionnuala Ratcliffe has been appointed Senior Project Manager and Ian Thompson has been appointed Analysis Manager.
July 25, 2013 by Lucy Farrow
Lucy thinks about data after attending the Open Data Institute's inaugural members' networking event.Read more
July 8, 2013 by Maria Stanescu
Maria recalls a recent event promoting more active citizenship and public participation in Romanian democracy.Read more
June 20, 2013 by Mark Denley
Mark considers the psychology of 'nimbyism' in relation to planning applications.Read more
June 14, 2013 by Fionnuala Ratcliffe
Fionnuala writes about Ed Davey's call for a community energy revolution referencing DbyD's involvement the Low Carbon Communities Challenge.Read more
June 7, 2013 by Lucy Farrow
Lucy discusses how the government's use of crowd-sourcing marks a move towards a more active model of democracy.Read more
We recently had the sad and shocking news of the sudden death of a much-loved and respected colleague, Kai Rudat, who had been a director at OPM for more than 16 years, and of Dialogue by Design since January 2012. A service of remembrance took place on 27th November and many current and former OPM and Dialogue by Design members attended to pay their respects. We expect to make arrangements to commemorate Kai's life and many contributions to public services at a future date.
Dialogue by Design is now part of the OPM Group. OPM is an independent public interest company that builds capacity to improve social results.
OPM and Dialogue by Design have collaborated for a number of years on consultation projects covering science, health and the environment and have strong shared values. Dialogue by Design's capacity complements the consultation and engagement expertise that is a long established part of OPM's portfolio.
Co-founder of Dialogue by Design Pippa Hyam, who will continue to work on an associate basis, said: "OPM has always been a natural partner for us, with complementary values, ways of working, skills and expertise. Being part of the OPM Group will allow Dialogue by Design to continue to deliver the highest standards of support to existing clients whilst developing new relationships."
See our press release for more details about the acquisition.
Prior to 2011, Dialogue by Design published a regular email newsletter providing news on our work and a range of articles and think-pieces. While we no longer publish the newsletter, we have archived the articles in our Newsletter archive as we believe that the points discussed are still relevant in many cases and may prove of interest to others.
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