Rural public libraries engage youth, renew community

Can community engagement help public libraries renew relationships with shrinking rural youth populations? Heather Reid and Vivian Howard interview Nova Scotia’s librarians for their study ‘Connecting with Community: The Importance of Community Engagement in Rural Public Library Systems’.

Sally Hussey

Sally Hussey

2 years ago

Public consultation: how long is too long?

At the end of October, a decision was made to press ahead with a third runway at Heathrow Airport. Yet despite public consultation we could be another ten years away from breaking ground.

Jessica Topham

Jessica Topham

2 years ago

Une consultation en ligne qui attire un large public : étude de cas de la Ville de Gatineau

Je dis toujours à nos clients qu’en matière de participation publique en ligne, la première année est la plus difficile. Faire connaître la plateforme et susciter l’intérêt des citoyens prend du temps. La meilleure façon d’y arriver est d’augmenter progressivement la base de participants en multipliant les initiatives d’implication de la communauté sur de nombreux […]

Bang the Table

Bang the Table

2 years ago

Manufacturing engagement: no place for making things

Mark Dean, Australian Industrial Transformation Institute, Flinders University, continues his examination of government policy responses to manufacturing deindustrialisation in this two-part series: Manufacturing engagement.

Mark Dean

Mark Dean

2 years ago

5 Practical Ingrediants for Building Fiscal Trust: Part 2

In Part II of their series on fiscal trust, Dina Graser and Pamela Robinson uncover five practical ingredients necessary for building public and fiscal trust and ask, what does trust mean and how do government’s gain fiscal trust with communities in supporting public infrastructure?

dina graser

Dina Graser

pamela robinson

Pamela Robinson

2 years ago

Case Study: City of Aspen Using EngagementHQ to Build Community

The City of Aspen (population around 6,000) started engaging their community online using Bang the Table in June 2016. Mitzi Rapkin, Community Relations Director explained that their aim is to connect directly with more of the community: “To us it is significant even if we reach just one additional person by including online engagement….. We […]

Bang the Table

Bang the Table

2 years ago

Jamming together: how folk festivals engage local communities

Community is central to the idea of the folk festival. But communities that host these public events don’t just provide inspiration, venues or cultural backdrops to art or performance. They actively shape the event’s success.

Sally Hussey

Sally Hussey

2 years ago

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