This is an excellent resource on designing local democracy produced by the Local Government Community Development and Services Association of Australia Click here for the report on Redesigning Local Democracy
Why? It matters because it affects the value of what you created, what you learn, what you can re-use in the future, and how your team members (both internal and external) feel about working with...
An interesting example of participatory budgeting in Canada Bay, NSW http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/power-to-the-people-as-they-take-on-their-councils-budget-20120727-22z96.html
This article argues that we should be focusing more on nurturing talent and less on managing performance http://www.tlnt.com/2012/07/27/why-we-need-to-change-performance-management-to-talent-development/
The Localise office is in Maylands which has regenerated over recent times http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/news/14230495/rejuvenated-maylands-becomes-the-place-to-be/
Localise officially launched on Friday 27 July 2012.