Posts by Linn Davis

The 2018 Portland Metro Area CIR is Starting Today! (And Running Aug. 23-26)

The 2018 Portland Metro Area CIR is Starting Today! (And Running Aug. 23-26)

The Portland metro area is hosting its first-ever Citizens’ Initiative Review (CIR), facilitated by Healthy Democracy, a nonpartisan, nonprofit based...

2018 Portland-Area CIR Details

The Portland metro area is hosting its first-ever Citizens’ Initiative Review (CIR), facilitated by Healthy Democracy, a nonpartisan, nonprofit based...

2018 Portland-Area CIR Announcement

Got This Letter in Your Mail? You’ve won the democracy lottery! If you received the letter, you have a chance...

Jane Jacobs and Urban Planning’s Lesson for Democracy

Linn Davis makes the case for urban thinker Jane Jacobs as a grandmother of modern public engagement.

Democracy and the Art of Conversation, Part 2

Linn Davis completes his post on sociologist Sherry Turkle's case for conversation with a review of HD's best ideas for strengthening our skills for political dialogue.

Democracy and the Art of Conversation, Part 1

Linn Davis explores sociologist Sherry Turkle's case for more face-to-face human interaction, in the context of modern US politics.

Reflections on the First Ever Citizens Initiative Review – and a Six-Year Bipartisan Friendship

Ann Bakkensen and Marion Sharp, two participants in Healthy Democracy’s first CIR in Oregon in 2010, discuss experiencing deliberative democracy in action — and the unlikely friendship that resulted.

Citizen Panel Finalizes Review of Measure 97 in Oregon

The Oregon Citizens’ Initiative Review citizen panel has completed their review of Ballot Measure 97, the corporate gross receipts tax, and the final statement is now available.