Public Engagement

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Carolyn Lukensmeyer speaks on public engagement

It was great fun to reconnect last week with friend, mentor and collaborator Dr. Carolyn Lukensmeyer at Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue. For those who don’t know her, Dr. Lukensmeyer is the Executive Director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse and founder of America Speaks. As one of the foremost citizen engagement practitioners in North America, she has gathered public input on issues ranging from...

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people thinking about the best public engagement online tool for their project

Project leaders are faced with challenging decisions when designing community involvement approaches for planning projects. In some situations, online engagement can provide a cost-effective alternative or complement to traditional forms of engagement. Choosing the most appropriate online tool to meet the needs of the project can be difficult since many tools seem similar. MetroQuest and MindMixer are two of the most popular tools and many people...

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Toronto skyline

The branding, the look and feel, and the flow – all critical design elements of your online tools. Why does this matter so much? Social networking, our biggest ally in online engagement, revolves around the “like”. It’s kind of a giant popularity contest that never ends. You know – like high school. People share what they like, in the hopes that people will “like” it...

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group of people at laptop discussing public engagement strategies

At MetroQuest, we know how important it is to generate robust participation for your planning projects. We know you’d like to go beyond what we fondly refer to as those “same ten people” who show up for everything. You’d like a much larger and broader representation of the community’s views. So what works best? Over the past 16 years we’ve focused on engaging the public...

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