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Presentation at 2016 Sustainable Communities Conference (Westin Ottawa) In February 2016, over 400 municipal leaders and sustainability professionals gathered at the Westin in Ottawa, ON for the annual 2016 Sustainable Communities Conference. MetroQuest Chief Engagement Officer, Dave Biggs was honored to share the stage with Andrea Reimer (Councillor, City of Vancouver), Patrick Moody-Grigsby (Creative Director, Ayogo) and Katie Harper (Director, Project Neutral) in a session on...

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This highly visual webinar presents a series of best practices, tips and case studies to guide transit agencies towards the successful application of online public engagement for a variety of projects. You’ll learn about award-winning LRTP, Mobility Plans, Station Plans, NEPA/EIS, Corridor Studies, Transit Master Plans, TOD and participatory budgeting projects that successfully leveraged innovative digital engagement. Watch Recording View Slides Click Here Q&A Below are the comments and questions...

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Let’s take a look at what’s working best in online community engagement In the early days of online community engagement tools there were plenty of experiments happening and not enough information to allow any meaningful pattern analysis. With those early days behind us, it’s finally possible to tease out best practices and evaluate critical success factors. After looking across hundreds of outreach project that used online...

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In the past few months, the public engagement community has ramped up dialogue about how to measure success. It’s a tricky question since metrics like miles per gallon are hard to find in the “social sciences.” A great place to begin in any such exercise is to clearly define what success means so we decided to do some research. Once a researcher, always a researcher I...

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In order to compete with the clutter of information that bombards people every day there are many strategies to keep in mind to kick start your participation and keep the momentum going throughout the engagement period. One of the most important aspects of driving participants to take action is crafting powerful calls-to-action. Strong messages are those that are concise and connect with people on a deep...

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