Virtual Town Hall – Same Thing New Location?

With the evolution of online tools for engaging citizens in government business a whole range of descriptors have emerged for this practice.  The virtual town hall is one of these but it has its roots in the existing processes of local government which traditionally have engaged the community (well a small and mostly angry part […]

Matthew Crozier

Matthew Crozier

2 years ago

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Managing Outrage Using Online Tools: Webinar

Today we presented a webinar with our good friends at ELGL (Engaging Local Government Leaders) about managing outrage using online tools. Online engagement of your community can be used to both manage and prevent outrage and yet so many cities appear to be fearful about using this effective management tool.  This has a lot to do […]

Matthew Crozier

Matthew Crozier

2 years ago

Exploring Online Community Engagement: 4 Part Webinar Series

Small cities and large governments alike are finding that offering an online space for citizens to express their opinions is a necessity for successful community engagement. Countries like Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United Kingdom have been effectively engaging communities online for years. However, it’s still a fairly new concept in the US with […]

2 years ago

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Making sustainability Second Nature

Nicola Saltman and Kimberly Crawford, Sustainable Communities, Waverley Council, discuss social research, behaviour change theory and innovative engagement approaches to inspire positive environmental action in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.

Kimberly Crawford

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Nicola Saltman

3 years ago

Public design to transform civic engagement

Alli Magidsohn, creative strategist, interviews Ray Boyle, co-founder of Our City, a start-up non-profit based in Oakland, California that works with public art and design to transform civic engagement and empower citizens to improve their communities.

Alli Magidsohn

Alli Magidsohn

3 years ago

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The transformative potential of engagement in education and research

Engagement scholars and practitioners descended on Melbourne for the Engage to Transform, Engagement Australia’s 13th annual conference, held on July 18-19. Hosted by Victoria University, the conference keynotes explored the nexus between engagement and transformation.

Sally Hussey

Sally Hussey

3 years ago

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