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E-Democracy.org hosts a growing number of neighborhood-wide [http://e-democracy.org/if Issues Forums] we simply call "Neighbors Forums." They are big "C" community life and complement our city-wide big "P" politics forums.
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The area/population covered is determined by the volunteer forum managers, but in general we like forums that either conform to the service areas of neighborhood councils or are based on a strong sense of local identity.  
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E-Democracy.org hosts a growing number of neighborhood-wide [http://e-democracy.org/if Issues Forums] simply called "Neighbors Forums" or "Neighbours Forums." We have forums in three countries including the UK, New Zealand, and the U.S.. They are big "C" community life and complement our city-wide big "P" politics forums.
  
==Start-Up Forums==
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The area/population covered is determined by the volunteer forum managers, but in general we like forums that either conform to the service areas of neighborhood councils or are based on a strong sense of local identity. Our special neighborhood [http://e-democracy.org/inclusion inclusion efforts] are funded.
In recent months we've reached a tipping point with neighborhood associations and individual neighbors now asking, "we want this here" and we are willing to make it happen. The key to their successful launch will be [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/639 in-person recruiting].
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* [http://e-democracy.org/corcoran Minneapolis - Corcoran Neighbors] - Forum Manager needed
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We have three regional branded Neighbors/Neighbours Forums promotional pages:
* [http://e-democracy.org/eastnokomis Minneapolis - East Nokomis Neighbors] - Forum Manager needed
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* [http://beneighbors.org BeNeighbors.org] - Initially the Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA
* [http://e-democracy.org/longfellow Minneapolis - Longfellow Community]
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* [http://neighbours.cc neighbours.cc] - Christchurch, New Zealand
* [http://e-democracy.org/ne Minneapolis - Northeast Neighbors] - Open, needs more members for critical mass in larger area
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* [http://ukneighbours.org UKNeighbours.org] - United Kingdom
* [http://e-democracy.org/phillips Minneapolis - Phillips Neighbors]
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* [http://e-democracy.org/eastside St. Paul - East Side Neighbors]
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* [http://e-democracy.org/sh St. Paul - Summit-Hill Neighbors]
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* [http://e-democracy.org/su St. Paul - Summit-University Neighbors]
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==Open Forums==
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==Start-Up Forums==
* [http://e-democracy.org/brislington Bristol, England - Brislington]
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In [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/719 recent months we've reached a tipping point (see recent blog post)] with neighborhood associations and individual neighbors now asking, "we want this here" and we are willing to make it happen. The key to successfully [[starting a neighbors forum]] is [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/639 in-person recruiting].
* [http://e-democracy.org/bemmy Bristol, England - Greater Bedminster]
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* [http://e-democracy.org/cr Minneapolis - Cedar Riverside Neighbors]- Special [http://e-democracy.org/inclusion grant supported] outreach for highly diverse area
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* [http://e-democracy.org/se Minneapolis - Standish Ericsson Neighbors] - Over 10% of households
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* [http://e-democracy.org/poho Minneapolis - Powderhorn Neighbors] - Over 10% of households
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* [http://e-democracy.org/csw Oxford, England - Central and Southwest] - Forum manager opening
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* [http://e-democracy.org/cowley Oxford, England - Cowley]
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* [http://e-democracy.org/hm Oxford, England - Headington and Marston] - Our first "neighbourhood" forum, most active in UK
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* [http://e-democracy.org/frogtown St. Paul - Frogtown Neighbors] - Special [http://e-democracy.org/inclusion grant supported] outreach for highly diverse area
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* [http://e-democracy.org/highland St. Paul - Highland Park Neighbors]
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==Background==
 
==Background==
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If you would like to start a neighbors Issues Forum in your area, [http://e-democracy.org/contact contact us.]
 
If you would like to start a neighbors Issues Forum in your area, [http://e-democracy.org/contact contact us.]
  
The forums run on the open source GroupServer platform that we use and will be fed into both Facebook and Twitter. Our default is e-mail delivery, which is clearly remains most effective way to build sustained connections online.
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Our [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/category/neighborhoodsneighbourhoods lessons and stories are documented via our project blog] including this [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/1420 in-depth update].
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The forums run on the open source GroupServer platform that we use and are also fed into both Facebook and Twitter. Our default is e-mail delivery, which clearly remains most effective way to build new and sustained connections online among local people. Key is to give more "wired" participants options other than e-mail in such a way that they do not become isolated via their technology choice from what works best for most everyday people online. This is our unique approach.
  
 
Our work in this area is informed by our explorations of [[social media in local public life]] and these [[example neighborhood forums]]. We are putting special effort into lower income, highly diverse neighborhoods with our Ford Foundation funded [[Inclusive Social Media]] effort. We are proposing an initiative to connect and potentially train the hosts of similar local e-mail lists, web forums, place blogs, and neighborhood social networking groups via [[Locals Online]].
 
Our work in this area is informed by our explorations of [[social media in local public life]] and these [[example neighborhood forums]]. We are putting special effort into lower income, highly diverse neighborhoods with our Ford Foundation funded [[Inclusive Social Media]] effort. We are proposing an initiative to connect and potentially train the hosts of similar local e-mail lists, web forums, place blogs, and neighborhood social networking groups via [[Locals Online]].

Latest revision as of 14:48, 20 March 2014

Replaced by http://forums.e-democracy.org/about/localforums

E-Democracy.org hosts a growing number of neighborhood-wide Issues Forums simply called "Neighbors Forums" or "Neighbours Forums." We have forums in three countries including the UK, New Zealand, and the U.S.. They are big "C" community life and complement our city-wide big "P" politics forums.

The area/population covered is determined by the volunteer forum managers, but in general we like forums that either conform to the service areas of neighborhood councils or are based on a strong sense of local identity. Our special neighborhood inclusion efforts are funded.

We have three regional branded Neighbors/Neighbours Forums promotional pages:

Start-Up Forums

In recent months we've reached a tipping point (see recent blog post) with neighborhood associations and individual neighbors now asking, "we want this here" and we are willing to make it happen. The key to successfully starting a neighbors forum is in-person recruiting.

Background

If you would like to start a neighbors Issues Forum in your area, contact us.

Our lessons and stories are documented via our project blog including this in-depth update.

The forums run on the open source GroupServer platform that we use and are also fed into both Facebook and Twitter. Our default is e-mail delivery, which clearly remains most effective way to build new and sustained connections online among local people. Key is to give more "wired" participants options other than e-mail in such a way that they do not become isolated via their technology choice from what works best for most everyday people online. This is our unique approach.

Our work in this area is informed by our explorations of social media in local public life and these example neighborhood forums. We are putting special effort into lower income, highly diverse neighborhoods with our Ford Foundation funded Inclusive Social Media effort. We are proposing an initiative to connect and potentially train the hosts of similar local e-mail lists, web forums, place blogs, and neighborhood social networking groups via Locals Online.

 

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