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PlaceSpeak 2018 in Review

As 2018 draws to a close, we reflect on some of the challenges and opportunities that have emerged over the past year. While online methods are no longer optional for decision-makers wanting to engage with the public,

Customer Success: Engaging Diverse Stakeholders on Short-Term Rentals

In our recent white paper, we discussed the challenges that cities face when regulating home-sharing and short-term rentals (STRs). Faced with competing interests and perspectives, regulations need to balance the priorities and concerns of

4 Haunting Online Public and Stakeholder Engagement Mistakes

Public and private sector organizations rely on feedback from the public and key stakeholders to make more effective decisions and reduce risk. As people increasingly conduct more of their lives online – from ride-sharing to online banking,

Effective Online Consultation on Home-Sharing & Short-term Rentals

The rise of AirBnb, HomeAway, VRBO and other similar platforms has brought the pros and cons of home-sharing and short-term rentals (STRs) to the forefront. With revenue from vacation rentals in the United States amounting to $13

NCDD Workshop: “Facilitating Effective Dialogue on Challenging Community Issues”

From November 2-4, PlaceSpeak will be attending the National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation (NCDD)'s 2018 National Conference. There is significant evidence to suggest that Americans are more polarized than ever: Pew