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Painkillers vs. Vitamins: Two Approaches to Citizen Engagement

“Prevention is better than cure.” In diverse fields ranging from healthcare to public safety to education, leaders have long recognized that the preventative approach is crucial for averting problems before they occur. For example, screening for

3 Citizen Engagement Resolutions to Keep in 2018

From going to the gym to starting a new hobby, the new year brings no shortage of resolutions and goals. In 2018, commit to revitalizing public trust and building stronger communities with these three citizen engagement resolutions.

PlaceSpeak 2017 Year in Review

As 2017 draws to a close, we reflect on some of the challenges and opportunities that have emerged over the past year. PlaceSpeak continues to innovate and iterate, responding to some of the most pressing challenges facing

Government of Canada to Launch First PlaceSpeak Consultation

This winter, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) will be the first federal government department to use PlaceSpeak for consulting with the public. This pilot project provides an opportunity for residents to contribute feedback to decision-makers

3 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid in Online Citizen Engagement

From local governments to the private sector, organizations are increasingly recognizing the importance of online citizen engagement. Supplementing in-person forms of collecting public input (e.g. town hall meetings, public hearings) with online methods is crucial for reaching