How do you involve your community more closely, start a real dialogue and make public participation a central part of your decision-making process? Join our UK team for this webinar and listen to our Government Success Manager, Chris Connolly, who will share learnings from her time leading the Digital Engagement team at the Scottish Government, and from her current work with CitizenLab's network of local councils in the UK and the US.
Our guides provide a comprehensive look at different facets of community engagement. Anyone can download the guides to dive deep into a specific issue area. Packed with practical tips and good practice examples, our guides are sure to leave you feeling supported and inspired.
Written in collaboration with the Department of Civic Things, part one of this two-part series explores the steps you need to take to create a sustainable and effective engagement strategy for your government agency. Dive into the best practices and guidelines on equitable, meaningful community engagement and build a stronger community together with your residents.Download the guide
To make the most of our communities’ collective intelligence, and to allocate our time and resources in a more efficient and sustainable way, we have to maximize the way we use digital solutions. This guide will walk you through the basics of digital community engagement, but it’s meant to serve as a resource for beginners and seasoned practitioners alike.Download the guide
Creating comprehensive plans is one of many responsibilities local governments are tasked with. Involving residents and stakeholders in reviewing, assessing, and even co-creating plans can improve them and help you prioritize competing needs.Download the guide
Our case studies highlight real-world community engagement initiatives from CitizenLab’s network to provide you with good practices and lessons learned from other local governments and organizations that have used our digital community engagement platform to power their participation projects.
From urgent calls for racial justice in public spaces to the recovery of small businesses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s obvious that urban main streets face unique economic and social challenges. Against this backdrop, cities across the country have been piloting new approaches to people-centered main streets.Read more
When the government of the Dominican Republic set out to create a 2030 Digital Agenda, it had one ambitious goal: to promote a connected, empowered society with a better quality of life and the necessary digital skills to be more competitive, efficient, and transparent.Read more
How do you cross the digital divide and blend online and offline (traditional) community engagement? What about during a pandemic? The City of Lancaster used online, offline, and blended approaches to ensure their diverse population was well represented in the City’s new engagement initiatives, which ranged from policing to mobility planning.Read more
Our blog is continuously updated with new articles on the community engagement topics local governments care most about. From practical articles on best practices to company updates and musings on the latest developments in the GovTech sector, you’d sure to find something insightful on your blog.
Ensuring that your community engagement is successful and worthwhile requires the full buy-in and continuous support from all levels of the community, starting with your organization and eventually also your residents. It requires developing a culture of engagement in your city.Read more
Say you’re looking to invest in planning projects to make public spaces greener, more pleasant, and more accessible. Involving community members in these plans is crucial for accurate, responsive, and inclusive decision-making. Let’s have a quick look at why that is.Read more
While organizations, countries, and individuals are all taking steps to mitigate the burgeoning crisis, according to the United Nations we are not on track to meet the target set by the Paris Agreement to prevent the globe’s temperature exceeding 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Where do we go from here? Enter climate action plans.Read more