There are a number of key evaluation phases in which you can take a step back, reflect, and evaluate on your community engagement project.
In this new three-part blog series, follow Adrienne Hamilton’s journey to get a client-side view of successful project planning, launching, and reporting of a public involvement initiative for transport.
It’s essential that we build consensus throughout the community engagement process, especially when the project is new or controversial. We’ve wrapped up three methods you can adopt today.
When we ask citizens to share their feedback with us, it’s vital that we report back to them as to how their input has been used. Closing the loop with a comprehensive community engagement report shows respect and encourages further participation.
As people get used to using QR codes, we can see them playing a huge role in boosting community engagement too. Understand how they can play part in boosting your engagement rates.
When we create new plans and policies, we hope to drive positive change in our communities. In essence, our interventions should push the community in
Citizens have their own goals and deadlines, so you need to develop an unbiased feedback model that gives people ample opportunity to share their insights with you.
You might have planned your community engagement initiative perfectly, but if people aren’t aware of it, it’s impossible for them to engage. This Guide will walk you through an integrated communications plan.
Here’s how to ensure that you receive timely, insightful, and cost-effective feedback that will make your initiative successful.
After gaining momentum during the pandemic, this blended approach is becoming an industry standard because it gives people more choice over how they participate.
Effective community engagement is powerful, but only a small percentage of the population participates in most planning efforts. So, what’s holding the public back?
The diversity of voices in our communities can shape innovative, future-focused solutions. If you really want to spark change, everyone on your team needs to understand when and how to promote inclusivity.
We recently spoke to Felicity Farmer about the complexity of community issues and how to identify the real problem at the heart of many moving parts.
With a growing body of research into collective trauma and a continuation of natural and social disasters, it’s important for community engagement experts to understand the impact these events have had on us collectively and help bring people together again.
At times, people with public-sector missions fear that opposition could slow down their progress. Discover how to work with, rather than against people with a “not in my backyard” mentality.
Certain community members can be under-represented in decision-making. Here’s how you can overcome the most common participation barriers and instantly increase the accessibility of your engagement efforts.
Here are five talking points that can encourage your team to see community engagement in a new light and create space for it in their plans.
We are delighted to announce that Harvest Digital Planning, makers of The HiVE, will be joining forces with Social Pinpoint to take our Community Engagement offerings to the next level.
A growing number of architects are turning to community engagement to create spaces that connect people. We explore how community engagement enhances the design process and improves outcomes for architects and the public.
Participatory decision-making can be complex to navigate. Discover how agile engagement methodologies can help you find the right balance.
Having a well-designed, on-brand engagement page is important. With the right design elements in place, it can become an informative and compelling space for your community.