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In Conversation With: Mario Canseco

Each month, PlaceSpeak presents a Q&A with experts in public engagement and civic technology. This month, we spoke with Mario Canseco, the President of Research Co. Mario has analyzed and conducted public opinion research for more than

PlaceSpeak, Privacy, and the GDPR

By now, most are familiar with the Cambridge Analytica revelations, where a third-party company was able to access the personal information of over 87 million Facebook users and target political advertising during the 2016 US presidential

Mayoralty candidate Fred Haynes engages residents on the priorities for Saanich

Saanich residents now have a new, open and non-partisan way to share their views on key issues in the lead-up to the 20th October election. Saanich Councillor and Mayoralty

In Conversation With: Micah Sifry

Each month, PlaceSpeak presents a Q&A with experts in public engagement and civic technology. This month, we spoke with Micah Sifry, co-founder and executive director of Civic Hall,

No, Your City Can’t be “Smart” Without Citizen Engagement

In a recent piece from our friends at Meeting of the Minds, 4 Strategies to Fix Citizen Engagement, they asked several important questions: “Can a City really be