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.

2018 in Review – Bang the Table

At times, 2018 felt like an apt year for reflection on digital engagement. It would be impossible to overstate the importance of community engagement in the current global climate. And yet, its increasing focus has driven not only deeper engagement with communities and residents but buoyed the dramatic shift toward digital-first engagement.

Matthew Crozier

Matthew Crozier

4 weeks ago

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EHQ Year in Review 2018

Before we launch into what we expect to be a very exciting 2019 for EHQ, it’s worth taking a moment to look back at the year gone by and review some of the updates you might have missed.

Nathan Connors

Nathan Connors

4 weeks ago

Inclusive Strategies for Community Engagement – Designing a Better Public Meeting

I spent the last week traveling through Eastern Canada with Bang the Table’s North American Engagement team and our Co-Founder and Impact Lead, Crispin Butteriss, PhD. We got together to share ideas, plan for the future, and hear a series of presentations on Crispin’s emerging ideas and concepts regarding the practice of digital deliberation and digital first […]

Meghan Ruble

Meghan Ruble

2 months ago

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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

2 months ago

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

2 months ago

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

4 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

6 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

9 months ago

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