Hunter Gardner

Posted by | June 11, 2019
National survey of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) reveals real challenges gaining public involvement

A nationwide survey of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) serving metropolitan areas of 200,000 or more citizens offers new insights into how challenging it is to gain public input for important...

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Posted by | May 28, 2019
What are the benefits of closing the feedback loop?

After collecting public input and finding key insights, we might often go straight to outlining a plan without following up with residents on how their input may have impacted that...

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Posted by | March 19, 2019
PublicInput.com on GovLove: The 5 most common community engagement pitfalls

Community engagement - whether in a town of 5,000 or a major metropolis - comes down to intention and design. PublicInput.com CEO Jay Dawkins spoke about this, and five common...

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Posted by | March 4, 2019
“Engaging Residents Through Relevance” – Webinar Highlights

PublicInput.com co-hosted a webinar with Planning Supervisor TJ McCourt of Raleigh, NC. McCourt and his team recently received national attention from NRPA’s Parks & Recreation for their Raleigh dog parks...

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Posted by | February 20, 2019
More Meaningful Feedback: How Online Engagement Software Makes A Difference

Great community engagement relies on getting meaningful feedback from residents on a given project. Meaningful feedback makes engagement efforts worthwhile, provides valuable insights to project teams, and builds public trust...

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Posted by | January 7, 2019
The important differences between SurveyMonkey and public engagement software

Using an online survey tool like SurveyMonkey may seem like a no-brainer, but online survey tools like SurveyMonkey are not designed for public engagement - and can even undermine your...

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Posted by | December 12, 2018
PublicInput.com launches “last mile” translation service for surveys, project websites

Community engagement software company PublicInput.com is introducing a high-fidelity translation service for local government agencies that instantly translates surveys and project websites, along with expert translator review.

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Posted by | December 5, 2018
How Do I Get the Word Out? The First Step of Public Engagement

While every community is different, local government agencies often run into the same initial hurdle: how to get the word out about an upcoming project. Keep reading to see best...

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Posted by | November 8, 2018
Online Town Hall: One piece of a complete community engagement strategy

As government agencies and municipalities continue to adopt software solutions, typical approaches to community engagement are being augmented. While public involvement efforts in the past mostly focused on manual processes...

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Posted by | October 26, 2018
Community engagement software quantifies public perceptions on parking, traffic

Cities of every size are subject to traffic and parking issues. Every town has roads, commuters, pedestrians, bikers - not to mention limits created by zoning, space, or capacity for...

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