Citizen Engagement

Citizen Engagement with the Changing City

In an era of increasing urbanization, twenty-first century city-building exacerbates divisions. Urbanite societies are plagued by poverty and social exclusion – not to mention the insidious corporatization that surrounds the embrace of the Smart City. So how does the future city include all citizens, not just the wealthy elite?

Sally Hussey

Sally Hussey

5 months ago

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An Inspirational Example Of Citizen Engagement

Casey Conversations – An Inspirational Example Of Citizen Engagement

We are often asked about bringing together face to face and online community engagement and how the two relate to each other.   There is no doubt in my mind that online community engagement plays a really important role in preparing for and supporting face to face engagement.  It brings more people into the room, gets […]

Matthew Crozier

Matthew Crozier

1 year ago

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Citizen Engagement Consultation

Lesson #5: Give The Public A Clear Timeline For Consultation

Lesson 5 in our top ten tips for best-practice online citizen engagement series. Citizen engagement can be a fraught activity with participants often left dissatisfied if they feel their contributions are not duly considered in the decision-making process. Though it can be difficult to provide feedback to participants in a face-to-face process, online engagement provides no such barriers and actually presents a fantastic opportunity to engage further with the community.

Matthew Crozier

Matthew Crozier

3 years ago

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10 Best Things to Consider When Creating Citizen Engagement Content

Great content can make or break your consultation process. It’s not good enough to print out a 300-page draft plan and leave it in the Council foyer for people to browse through. People need accessible and understandable content that is delivered in a range of easy-to-digest multimedia and multi-device forms. Here are 10 key considerations when […]

Dr Crispin Butteriss

Dr Crispin Butteriss

3 years ago

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engaging citizens in budget process

Engaging citizens in budget process strengthens democracy

The following excerpt is from the article, “Engaging citizens in budget process strengthens democracy,” by Bang the Table’s CEO Matthew Crozier, which first appeared in The Mandarine. How often do we hear about declining trust in public institutions? According to a recent Edelman report, more than half the Australian population doesn’t trust the institution of […]

Matthew Crozier

Matthew Crozier

3 years ago

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