Bob Ransford—a public affairs consultant and urban designer— explains how PlaceSpeak can be used to reach out and engage people who aren’t traditionally involved in public consultations:
Transcript: PlaceSpeak as a Consultation Tool
I think it’s an additional tool in the arsenal of those people who need to engage and consult the public. I think it’s a tool that will allow those of us in that world to reach out and engage people that aren’t traditionally involved and have opinions and maybe only react when they feel threatened. This way we can be a little more proactive, get involved a little earlier on in the process. We can use the tool to reach people who don’t come out to public meetings; that are used to communicating using the Internet and social media. I think it’s an additional tool.