CitizenLab’s versatile and user-friendly platform is a real game-changer for involving more residents in all sorts of projects – from renovating parks over drafting data management strategies to preserving historical heritage. Ready for some real-life examples? Let’s dive into six recent projects.
A comprehensive community engagement strategy is key to ensuring the smooth launch of – and satisfying outcomes for – projects. Before initiating a project, it’s best to set clear objectives, define roles and responsibilities, and select the most promising communication channels. Looking for some guidance? Discover CitizenLab’s Online Engagement Canvas...Read Article
As one of CitizenLab’s co-founders, current Commercial Director, and previous Head of Government Success, Aline Muylaert has extensive experience working with local governments to develop and implement successful community engagement initiatives. We sat down for an interview with Aline to discuss the importance of leadership buy-in and ambition in building...Read Article
Havant Borough embarked on an ambitious journey to involve residents in creating its Local Plan: “Building a Better Future”. Apart from getting valuable insights from as many people as possible, the team also wanted to set the stage for continuous engagement. By leveraging the CitizenLab platform, Havant was able to...Read Article
Wokingham Borough collects and processes input from 9,000+ residents on changes to waste collections
Is a public consultation on a topic as sensitive as waste collections a recipe for disaster? It doesn’t have to be. Wokingham Borough Council proves that with well-designed engagement and communication strategies, you don’t need to fear getting overwhelmed by a flood of – potentially negative – reactions. Here’s how...Read Article
From costly expenses to loss of control, several misconceptions about community engagement can hinder local governments from unlocking the full potential of participatory democracy to this day. In this blog post, we’ll explore five of the most-heard myths and why they’re not true. Many of the myths about community engagement...Read Article
Developing and renewing parks and city centers are core priorities for local governments. Local governments invest in these projects because they recognize their value to a community, including deeper community connections, economic development, and a sense of pride among residents. Want to see how our clients tackle these issues and...Read Article