This category contains old posts by Bang the Table staff about various aspects of public engagement practice. It is for shorter pieces that do not fit into the Opinion section.

Working with NextDoor

With the recent arrival of NextDoor in Australia, it’s a matter of time before local governments are going to be approached to pay to use the network as a platform for community engagement.  We have quite a lot of experience from clients who use NextDoor in the USA and we thought it might be useful […]

Matthew Crozier

Matthew Crozier

1 week ago

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How to manage panic engagement

Learn about some simple tips for managing last minute panic engagement to ensure you still get the engagement outcomes you require.

Katie Toohey

Katie Toohey

1 week ago

Understanding Digital-First Community Engagement

Find out about some of the key challenges facing practitioners as the world transitions to digital-first community engagement and learn strategies to help you find your way through the maze.

Nathan Connors

Nathan Connors

2 weeks ago

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Online ideation activates community engagement

Ideation taps into community creativity to identify problems, locate solutions and build relationships to enrich conversations. In their recent webinar, Nathan Connors and Johannes Kresling reveal how ideation can transform engagement. They illustrate how ideation can nurture valuable community relationships for ongoing and future projects, keep people invested in engagement, bring clarity to challenges, and […]

Sally Hussey

Sally Hussey

Yamini Zerfas

Yamini Zerfas

2 months ago

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FAQs about digital rights in online public engagement

Data privacy and security are hot button news issues right now. You only have to look at recent reporting around Facebook’s fast and loose attitude towards people’s private data and the European Union’s response to data privacy issues to see these issues are finally receiving the attention they deserve.

Karthik Reddy

Karthik Reddy

4 months ago

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5 ways that planners should use online community engagement

Most planners understand the need to engage the community and the benefits of doing so but many have limited their adoption of online tools to one off forays into the space when they have a major project. Here are 5 examples of planners using online engagement to better effect to build community understanding and participation. […]

Matthew Crozier

Matthew Crozier

7 months ago

Activating Alberta’s new local participation frameworks with online engagement

Online engagement platforms can help Alberta municipalities meet the new requirements of the Municipal Government Act. The clock is ticking on Alberta’s new regulations for local community engagement. The revised Municipal Government Act calls for local councils to create and adopt a comprehensive public participation policy that captures why, when, and how councils will involve […]

Yamini Zerfas

Yamini Zerfas

8 months ago

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