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Minneapolis neighborhood forums proposal

Update: Also see Inclusive Social Media for latest activity and social media in local public life.

It is important to note that the most active (and therefore successful) neighborhood forums are first about the needs and interests of neighbors and second about participation in the formal aspects of neighborhood organizations.

Therefore, most active neighborhood forums are more like the Roman "forum" or our concept of the "town square" with multiple uses rather than inside the "town hall" with a more strict political participation requirement. A Minneapolis neighborhood forum may decide to limit "local marketplace" activity while others may embrace it under this proposal.

Look for yourself (message archives linked first):

Also of note, are online exchanges such as:

A neighborhood "life" forum would likely have announcements like these restricted only to posting by those who live within the boundaries of the established forum.


Some tools/sites that host multiple neighborhood exchanges:

Additional resources:



Minneapolis neighborhood forums proposal

 

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