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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

Civic Networks: The Future of Community Engagement

While the revelations around Cambridge Analytica were startling to many, the truth is that advertising and data mining have always been Facebook’s business model. A recent article in the New Republic highlights that social

PlaceSpeak Launches “SentiMap” for Geospatial Sentiment Analysis

Today, PlaceSpeak launched the beta release of SentiMap, its text-based sentiment analysis feature. This feature is now available to Premium and Organization-Wide customers. SentiMap represents a significant improvement over traditional methods of analyzing qualitative data

Webinar: Innovative Online Public Consultation on the Ottawa River Watershed

Government departments and agencies need to explore new online tools that will allow citizens to provide input and feedback on key issues. Watch our recent webinar to learn how Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) used PlaceSpeak as