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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

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