In Elkhart County, Indiana, County Commissioners were seeking public input on a proposed rezoning to build an immigration detention center, which would house up to 1,400 immigrants being held and facing possible deportation.
Anyone who’s spent time on the Internet is no stranger to trolling, cyberbullying, and online harassment. A study by the Pew Research Center found that “73% of adult internet users have seen someone be harassed in
Last week, PlaceSpeak participated in the SFU Centre for Dialogue’s workshop with Valerie Lemmie (Director of Exploratory Research, Kettering Foundation): Citizens and Public Officials: Strategies for Working Together in Democratic and Complementary Ways to Fix
Rapid advances in digital technologies have empowered people to participate and provide feedback in new and different ways. As citizens increasingly expect ongoing engagement with decision-makers, the field of public engagement must be ready to adapt to
For many people, the extent of their participation in democratic society is turning up to vote every few years (if at all, judging by voter turnout numbers). There is a common perception that public consultations and other