Monthly Archives: April 2011

A Royally Republican Breakfast

I am currently watching the Royal Wedding while joining Republic, who campaign for a democratic alternative to the monarchy. It’s time that we had a sensible debate about the constitutional role of the monarchy. Yes, this particular breakfast activity does seem … Continue reading

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Open data: we can’t just rely on developers

Developers can’t be the only markets for open data sites – communities and individuals may need to use data in ways that developers, markets and funders don’t understand. Charles Arthur in The Guardian’s technology blog today reposted excerpts from Tom … Continue reading

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Whose Localism?

Last week at Voice ’11 I listened to a debate entitled ‘Localism: can citizens deliver a future for our neighbourhoods?’ in which chair Lucy Siegle asked the more specific question “are citizens the best people to manage the resources and … Continue reading

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