RSS Feed for civic engagement https://solvonauts.org/%3Faction%3Drss_search%26term%3Dcivic+engagement RSS Feed for civic engagement IPP 2012 (Big Data) Keynote: Duncan Watts Duncan Watts discusses the opportunities and challenges posed by big data for research and public policy making during his opening keynote of the conference IPP2012 Big Data Big Challenges Wales http creativecommons org licenses by nc sa 2 0 uk http://webcast.oii.ox.ac.uk/download/oii/20120920_453/20120920_453.mp3 http://webcast.oii.ox.ac.uk/download/oii/20120920_453/20120920_453.mp3 IPP 2012 (Big Data) Keynote: Duncan Watts Duncan Watts discusses the opportunities and challenges posed by big data for research and public policy making during his opening keynote of the conference IPP2012 Big Data Big Challenges Wales http creativecommons org licenses by nc sa 2 0 uk http://webcast.oii.ox.ac.uk/download/oii/20120920_453/20120920_453_small.mp4 http://webcast.oii.ox.ac.uk/download/oii/20120920_453/20120920_453_small.mp4 17.955 Civil Society, Social Capital, and the State in Comparative Perspective (MIT) 17.955 Civil Society, Social Capital, and the State in Comparative Perspective (MIT) In recent years both scholars and policymakers have expressed a remarkable amount of interest in the concepts of social capital and civil society A growing body of research suggests that the social networks community norms and associational activities signified by these concepts can have important effects on social welfare political stability economic development and governmental performance This discussion based course examines the roles played by these networks norms and organizations in outcomes ranging from local public goods provision and the performance of democracies to ethnic conflict and funding for terrorism In recent years both scholars and policymakers have expressed a remarkable amount of interest in the concepts of social capital and civil society A growing body of research suggests that the social networks community norms and associational activities signified by these concepts can have important effects on social welfare political stability economic development and governmental performance This discussion based course examines the roles played by these networks norms and organizations in outcomes ranging from local public goods provision and the performance of democracies to ethnic conflict and funding for terrorism http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/political-science/17-955-civil-society-social-capital-and-the-state-in-comparative-perspective-fall-2004 http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/political-science/17-955-civil-society-social-capital-and-the-state-in-comparative-perspective-fall-2004 11.363 Civil Society and the Environment (MIT) 11.363 Civil Society and the Environment (MIT) This graduate seminar examines civic engagement in international national and local environmental governance We will consider theories pertaining to civil society development social movement mobilization and the relations that nongovernmental organizations NGOs have with governments and corporations During the course of the semester particular attention will be given to the legitimacy and accountability of NGOs Case studies of NGO and community responses to specific environmental issues will be used to illustrate theoretical issues and assess the impacts that these actors have on environmental policy and planning This graduate seminar examines civic engagement in international national and local environmental governance We will consider theories pertaining to civil society development social movement mobilization and the relations that nongovernmental organizations NGOs have with governments and corporations During the course of the semester particular attention will be given to the legitimacy and accountability of NGOs Case studies of NGO and community responses to specific environmental issues will be used to illustrate theoretical issues and assess the impacts that these actors have on environmental policy and planning http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/urban-studies-and-planning/11-363-civil-society-and-the-environment-spring-2005 http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/urban-studies-and-planning/11-363-civil-society-and-the-environment-spring-2005 MAS.965 NextLab I: Designing Mobile Technologies for the Next Billion Users (MIT) MAS.965 NextLab I: Designing Mobile Technologies for the Next Billion Users (MIT) Can you make a cellphone change the world NextLab is a hands on year long design course in which students research develop and deploy mobile technologies for the next billion mobile users in developing countries Guided by real world needs as observed by local partners students work in multidisciplinary teams on term long projects closely collaborating with NGOs and communities at the local level field practitioners and experts in relevant fields Students are expected to leverage technical ingenuity in both mobile and internet technologies together with social insight in order to address social challenges in areas such as health microfinance entrepreneurship education and civic activism Students with technically and socially viable prototypes may obtain funding for travel to th Can you make a cellphone change the world NextLab is a hands on year long design course in which students research develop and deploy mobile technologies for the next billion mobile users in developing countries Guided by real world needs as observed by local partners students work in multidisciplinary teams on term long projects closely collaborating with NGOs and communities at the local level field practitioners and experts in relevant fields Students are expected to leverage technical ingenuity in both mobile and internet technologies together with social insight in order to address social challenges in areas such as health microfinance entrepreneurship education and civic activism Students with technically and socially viable prototypes may obtain funding for travel to th http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/media-arts-and-sciences/mas-965-nextlab-i-designing-mobile-technologies-for-the-next-billion-users-fall-2008 http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/media-arts-and-sciences/mas-965-nextlab-i-designing-mobile-technologies-for-the-next-billion-users-fall-2008 11.363 Civil Society and the Environment (MIT) 11.363 Civil Society and the Environment (MIT) This graduate seminar examines civic engagement in international national and local environmental governance We will consider theories pertaining to civil society development social movement mobilization and the relations that nongovernmental organizations NGOs have with governments and corporations During the course of the semester particular attention will be given to the legitimacy and accountability of NGOs Case studies of NGO and community responses to specific environmental issues will be used to illustrate theoretical issues and assess the impacts that these actors have on environmental policy and planning This graduate seminar examines civic engagement in international national and local environmental governance We will consider theories pertaining to civil society development social movement mobilization and the relations that nongovernmental organizations NGOs have with governments and corporations During the course of the semester particular attention will be given to the legitimacy and accountability of NGOs Case studies of NGO and community responses to specific environmental issues will be used to illustrate theoretical issues and assess the impacts that these actors have on environmental policy and planning http://www.myoops.org/twocw/mit/Urban-Studies-and-Planning/11-363Spring-2005/CourseHome/index.htm http://www.myoops.org/twocw/mit/Urban-Studies-and-Planning/11-363Spring-2005/CourseHome/index.htm CMS.615 Games for Social Change (MIT) CMS.615 Games for Social Change (MIT) Run as a workshop students collaborate in teams to design and prototype games for social change and civic engagement Through readings discussion and presentations we explore principles of game design and the social history of games Guest speakers from academia industry the non profit sector and the gaming community contribute unique and diverse perspectives Course culminates in an end of semester open house to showcase our games Run as a workshop students collaborate in teams to design and prototype games for social change and civic engagement Through readings discussion and presentations we explore principles of game design and the social history of games Guest speakers from academia industry the non profit sector and the gaming community contribute unique and diverse perspectives Course culminates in an end of semester open house to showcase our games http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/comparative-media-studies-writing/cms-615-games-for-social-change-fall-2013 http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/comparative-media-studies-writing/cms-615-games-for-social-change-fall-2013 EC.716 D-Lab: Waste (MIT) EC.716 D-Lab: Waste (MIT) This introductory course will provide you with a multidisciplinary approach to managing waste in low and middle income countries with strategies that diminish greenhouse gas emissions and provide enterprise opportunities for marginalized populations You will focus on understanding some of the multiple dimensions of waste generation and management Topics are presented in real contexts through case studies field visits civic engagement and research and include consumer culture waste streams waste management entrepreneurship and innovation on waste technology evaluation downcycling upcycling Life Cycle Analysis and waste assessment Labs include building low cost small scale technology field trips to waste related institutions and businesses art workshops and e waste scrappi This introductory course will provide you with a multidisciplinary approach to managing waste in low and middle income countries with strategies that diminish greenhouse gas emissions and provide enterprise opportunities for marginalized populations You will focus on understanding some of the multiple dimensions of waste generation and management Topics are presented in real contexts through case studies field visits civic engagement and research and include consumer culture waste streams waste management entrepreneurship and innovation on waste technology evaluation downcycling upcycling Life Cycle Analysis and waste assessment Labs include building low cost small scale technology field trips to waste related institutions and businesses art workshops and e waste scrappi http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/edgerton-center/ec-716-d-lab-waste-fall-2015 http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/edgerton-center/ec-716-d-lab-waste-fall-2015 17.955 Civil Society, Social Capital, and the State in Comparative Perspective (MIT) In recent years both scholars and policymakers have expressed a remarkable amount of interest in the concepts of social capital and civil society A growing body of research suggests that the social networks community norms and associational activities signified by these concepts can have important effects on social welfare political stability economic development and governmental performance This discussion based course examines the roles played by these networks norms and organizations in outcomes ranging from local public goods provision and the performance of democracies to ethnic conflict and funding for terrorism http://www.core.org.cn/OcwWeb/Political-Science/17-955Fall-2004/CourseHome/index.htm http://www.core.org.cn/OcwWeb/Political-Science/17-955Fall-2004/CourseHome/index.htm MAS.965 NextLab I: Designing Mobile Technologies for the Next Billion Users (MIT) Can you make a cellphone change the world NextLab is a hands on year long design course in which students research develop and deploy mobile technologies for the next billion mobile users in developing countries Guided by real world needs as observed by local partners students work in multidisciplinary teams on term long projects closely collaborating with NGOs and communities at the local level field practitioners and experts in relevant fields Students are expected to leverage technical ingenuity in both mobile and internet technologies together with social insight in order to address social challenges in areas such as health microfinance entrepreneurship education and civic activism Students with technically and socially viable prototypes may obtain funding for travel to th https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/media-arts-and-sciences/mas-965-nextlab-i-designing-mobile-technologies-for-the-next-billion-users-fall-2008 https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/media-arts-and-sciences/mas-965-nextlab-i-designing-mobile-technologies-for-the-next-billion-users-fall-2008 EC.716 D-Lab: Waste (MIT) This introductory course will provide you with a multidisciplinary approach to managing waste in low and middle income countries with strategies that diminish greenhouse gas emissions and provide enterprise opportunities for marginalized populations You will focus on understanding some of the multiple dimensions of waste generation and management Topics are presented in real contexts through case studies field visits civic engagement and research and include consumer culture waste streams waste management entrepreneurship and innovation on waste technology evaluation downcycling upcycling Life Cycle Analysis and waste assessment Labs include building low cost small scale technology field trips to waste related institutions and businesses art workshops and e waste scrappi https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/edgerton-center/ec-716-d-lab-waste-fall-2015 https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/edgerton-center/ec-716-d-lab-waste-fall-2015 CMS.615 Games for Social Change (MIT) Run as a workshop students collaborate in teams to design and prototype games for social change and civic engagement Through readings discussion and presentations we explore principles of game design and the social history of games Guest speakers from academia industry the non profit sector and the gaming community contribute unique and diverse perspectives Course culminates in an end of semester open house to showcase our games https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/comparative-media-studies-writing/cms-615-games-for-social-change-fall-2013 https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/comparative-media-studies-writing/cms-615-games-for-social-change-fall-2013 11.363 Civil Society and the Environment (MIT) This graduate seminar examines civic engagement in international national and local environmental governance We will consider theories pertaining to civil society development social movement mobilization and the relations that nongovernmental organizations NGOs have with governments and corporations During the course of the semester particular attention will be given to the legitimacy and accountability of NGOs Case studies of NGO and community responses to specific environmental issues will be used to illustrate theoretical issues and assess the impacts that these actors have on environmental policy and planning https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/urban-studies-and-planning/11-363-civil-society-and-the-environment-spring-2005 https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/urban-studies-and-planning/11-363-civil-society-and-the-environment-spring-2005 17.955 Civil Society, Social Capital, and the State in Comparative Perspective (MIT) In recent years both scholars and policymakers have expressed a remarkable amount of interest in the concepts of social capital and civil society A growing body of research suggests that the social networks community norms and associational activities signified by these concepts can have important effects on social welfare political stability economic development and governmental performance This discussion based course examines the roles played by these networks norms and organizations in outcomes ranging from local public goods provision and the performance of democracies to ethnic conflict and funding for terrorism https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/political-science/17-955-civil-society-social-capital-and-the-state-in-comparative-perspective-fall-2004 https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/political-science/17-955-civil-society-social-capital-and-the-state-in-comparative-perspective-fall-2004 11.363 Civil Society and the Environment (MIT) This graduate seminar examines civic engagement in international national and local environmental governance We will consider theories pertaining to civil society development social movement mobilization and the relations that nongovernmental organizations NGOs have with governments and corporations During the course of the semester particular attention will be given to the legitimacy and accountability of NGOs Case studies of NGO and community responses to specific environmental issues will be used to illustrate theoretical issues and assess the impacts that these actors have on environmental policy and planning http://www2.myoops.org/twocw/mit/Urban-Studies-and-Planning/11-363Spring-2005/CourseHome/index.htm http://www2.myoops.org/twocw/mit/Urban-Studies-and-Planning/11-363Spring-2005/CourseHome/index.htm