Networked Neighbourhoods: effective localism or narrow insularity?
My friends at LGIU, The Hansard Society and Networked Neighbourhoods are running a free event next month in London that looks dead good:
Wednesday 19 October, 18.30 – 20.00
Thatcher Room, Portculis house, Westminster
LGiU, Networked Neighbourhoods and the Hansard Society are putting on a free event in Parliament on Weds 19th Oct.
We will be exploring the ‘relocalisation’ of the web and debating whether hyperlocal and community websites a vital democratic tool or if they lead to insularity out of step with an increasingly globalised world?
- Jonathan Carr-West – Local Government Information Unit
- Natasha Innocent – Director of Community Partnerships, Race Online
- Kerry McCarthy MP
- Hugh Flouch – Networked Neighbourhoods
- Dr Andy Williamson – Independent digital strategist
Jonathan and Hugh will also discuss some of the early findings from the ‘Residents Online’ research project. If you are a Councillor or council officer and would like to take part in the survey, more information can be found here.