Geek Speak: Colleen Hardwick, CEO of PlaceSpeak

By Stephen Hui, May 20, 2011 Colleen Hardwick says many people have lost faith in the public-consultation process in Vancouver. The 50-year-old founder, president, and CEO of PlaceSpeak is working on an online solution that she claims will take participation in democracy to the next level. Hardwick describes PlaceSpeak as a location-based community-consultation platform that’s […]

PlaceSpeak Meet & Greet

  On Tuesday, the PlaceSpeak team had our first meet and greet! Members of the Board, summer interns as well as friends and colleagues came together to meet over an enjoyable afternoon of wine and appetizers. Just 9 months ago PlaceSpeak was only an idea, since then it has quadrupled in staff and support! Here […]

Meet our Board of Directors

  PlaceSpeak is pleased to announce its new board of directors. Meet each of them here: Michael Harcourt – Chair As former premier of British Columbia, mayor of Vancouver and city councillor, Mike Harcourt helped British Columbia earn its reputation as one of the most livable places in the world. He is currently honorary co-chair at […]

Our New Homepage

Take a look at a screen shot of our new homepage:   The new homepage displays content about PlaceSpeak and how the site can be used, without having to go through the “about” section.  The facepile is a new integrated feature we have added, as well as the option to browse issues. The “Home grown […]

Your Place to Speak

How can PlaceSpeak help me? Connect with Community-based Issues Have you ever been curious about the change of transit route or new rezoning application in your community? PlaceSpeak is a platform that enables you to connect with the decision-makers of your city and discuss issues happening in your residential area. Through PlaceSpeak, local government, property developers, […]