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    To ensure that the California public had a real voice in the reform process, six local health care foundations invited the national nonprofit organization AmericaSpeaks to facilitate a statewide town meeting to weigh in on the reforms being considered by state leaders.
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    Dialogue with the City’s aim was to engage the citizens of greater Perth in developing a planning strategy to make the capital of the state of Western Australia the “world’s most livable city by 2030.” At the time is was completed, it was the largest deliberative forum to be held...
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    Austin, Texas has experienced rapid population growth and diversification prompting city councillors to explore different ways to engage a large, demographically varied public in the decision-making process. The council, led by community engagement consultant Larry Schooler, funded the creation of open meetings and the purchase of "poll anywhere" technology required...
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    An open dialogue focused on rebuilding lower Manhattan after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Two forums and an online deliberation gave citizens the opportunity to meet, to hear the city’s plans for rebuilding Ground Zero, and to voice their opinions, hopes and concerns about the future of the community.
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