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.

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

2 weeks 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

2 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

5 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

6 months ago

The City of Oshawa Wins Award For Its Online Community Engagement Platform

Congratulations to our clients at the City of Oshawa! They have been awarded a gold Hermes creative award for their EngagementHQ online community engagement website.   It’s fantastic to see Oshawa honored in this way because they’ve worked hard to bring online engagement to their site and have produced a very engaging and attractive site […]

Matthew Crozier

Matthew Crozier

1 year ago

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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

Get engaged – complain!

Jessica Topham discovers using complaints can be a starting point for positive engagement and problem solving.

Jessica Topham

Jessica Topham

2 years ago

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