Local governments have become the first line of defense against a changing climate, and have the power to help their community become more sustainable and resilient.
Cities can create programs and set policies on everything from increased green spaces to incentives for composting and recycling. There’s no better time to start engaging your community around these pressing problems.
Climate action plans detail the steps that cities can take to help mitigate climate change. Create realistic goals while generating necessary buy-in for activities that require everyone to play their part.
Resilient cities have the capacity to prepare for and mitigate the impacts of climate change. These plans rely on a near real-time understanding of what happens during a natural disaster and how different parts of your community are affected.
From encouraging urban farming, to launching a compost collection system, community engagement helps you promote sustainable practices, communicate relevant details, and mobilize residents.
CitizenLab’s community engagement platform helps you launch projects using a variety of consultation methods, without having to juggle different tools.
Use a survey to ask your community specific questions and better understand their needs and expectations, or implement a poll to get feedback on a specific topic to quickly understand priorities.
Crowdsource ideas directly from residents to gain valuable insights into how they use (or would like to use) their local public spaces.
Visualize what is happening in each neighborhood, or a specific area, at a glance to address needs directly.
We believe that community engagement doesn’t have to be hard. To enable all local governments to tap into the benefits of community engagement, we’ve put together inspirational case studies and practical blog posts showing real examples of how our platform has been deployed as a solution for various use cases.
On everything from clean water and waste management to access to sustainable transportation, it is crucial to put environmental justice at the forefront of your sustainability plans, and community engagement can be an essential tool to achieving this.Learn more
What does sustainable development really entail? And how can local governments harness the power of their community to spark real, tangible change? If you’re curious, you’ve come to the right place.Learn 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.Learn more
What does environment and sustainability action look like at the local government and community level? Discover how some of the governments using CitizenLab’s community engagement platform have tackled these issues:.Learn more
Around the world, cities of all sizes were ravaged by natural disasters. Unprecedented heat waves in places like Canada and Finland; fires devastating Siberia, the U.S., and Turkey; and flooding sweeping away communities in Belgium, Germany, and China have painted vivid scenes of the impacts of climate change.Learn more
The nature of climate issues is complex and multi-faceted. As a result, when creating climate action plans local governments and organizations need to engage diverse stakeholders in consistent and transparent ways to identify tangible and actionable solutions.Learn more
Our cities. They are the nexuses of our world. As buzzing and vibrant melting pots of culture, history, art, commerce, and progress, they represent some of humanity’s finest and brightest triumphs. Wherever people from all walks of life come together, the air is thick with raw potential.Learn more
Now is the time for local governments to engage their residents in participatory processes to shape the places they call home into greener cities of the future.
This mini-guide highlights 4 key areas to consider for your next sustainable urban planning project.