Over half of the world’s population is online and adoption continues to grow exponentially. People increasingly turn to the internet for information, to share their opinions and to discuss the issues that affect them.
Parker Police Department in Parker, Colorado is a strong example of a community-oriented policing program, hitting all the marks on efficiency, responsiveness and collaborative problem-solving with its residents.
In a bid to simplify digital public engagement many government organizations are turning to online polls as a quick and dirty solution. But is this a turn for the worse? Are we dumbing down vital and complex public policy conversations? Do quick polls actually help us make good, sustainable, decisions? There are a number of […]
Since the decade-old GFC, tactical urbanism has filled a vacuum left by massive declines in investment in urban regeneration by private and government stakeholders. Mark Dean weighs up recent literature, and shows how, as strategies of community engagement, tactical urbanism can enhance an engaged citizenry. Tactical urbanism: Raising knowledge and awareness of urban environmental and […]
Barwon Water, based in Geelong, one hour South West of Melbourne, is Victoria’s largest regional urban water corporation, and provides water and sewerage services across 8,100 square kilometres to more than 298,000 customers.
It is finally here! Global Community Engagement Day. We thought we would celebrate by doing a company-wide poll of who Bang the Table employees thought were important influencers in the world of community engagement. Though we couldn’t cover all of them, there were a few that really stood out. Becky Hirst – Becky is the President […]
The City of Casey has been a client of Bang the Table for 8 years, and their strategy has evolved exponentially during that time. Dinuki and Laura from the City of Casey discuss how they embedded their community engagement strategy across the council.
I’ve quite literally never heard anyone defend the ‘open mic’ as an engagement process and yet in 2017 it persists as the major form of engagement in many cities across the USA. We want to show core decision makers what can be achieved with more serious and sustained approaches to community engagement, but it’s not […]