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Posted by | January 22, 2020
Transit agencies: 3 steps to gather more public feedback that can also increase ridership

“Who is our audience?” It is important for transit agencies to ensure that current riders are having a great experience, but too often our reach is constrained to just those...

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Posted by | January 6, 2020
Public engagement questions to ask consultants during a ‘shortlist’ interview

Public engagement is an important part of your consultant’s work, yet many agencies can have trouble deciding which consultant can truly accomplish their public engagement goals. The key is making...

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Posted by | January 3, 2020
3 Public Involvement Trends To Look Out for in 2020

What's in store for 2020? The way government organizations are approaching public involvement is changing rapidly. The FHWA's Every Day Counts initiative has highlighted the growing role of technology and...

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Posted by | September 19, 2019
NCDOT Combines Strategy With Software To Build Public Trust Throughout Public Involvement Process

NCDOT brings unified approach to Public Involvement to build trust and increase project velocity Building meaningful resident relationships Diane Wilson and her team at NCDOT recognize the impact their decisions...

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Posted by | September 12, 2019
IAP2 Recap: Better Decisions Made Together

This past month over 250 public participation professionals came together in Charlotte at The IAP2 North America Conference to learn best practices and share their success stories. We heard many...

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Posted by | August 23, 2019
Better together: IAP2 Best Practices and Public Participation Software

When public involvement practitioners are looking for best practices, they often turn to IAP2 - the International Association for Public Participation. The IAP2 Spectrum of Public Participation lays out a...

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Posted by | July 29, 2019
Mixed Mode Surveying: A best practice for increasing equity in public engagement

What is mixed-mode surveying? Academics and researchers have long heralded “mixed-mode” surveying, the practice of using multiple methods to reach and engage participants, as a strategy to optimize data collection...

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Posted by | July 29, 2019
5 Key Tactics for Lowering Barriers to Participation

Reaching beyond the usual voices is the first step in a robust, integrated approach to public engagement. But even organizations who can reach a broad set of residents can still...

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Posted by | June 19, 2019
3 Benefits Of Working With Consultants Who Use Innovative Community Engagement Software

Trusting a consulting professional with the community engagement process, whether for a single project or over the long run, helps keep public involvement a priority while alleviating constraints on time...

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Posted by | June 14, 2019
How organizations are increasing equity and inclusivity with social media advertising

Public organizations are now capitalizing on the everyday presence of social media in residents’ lives by applying targeted advertising methods and connecting these efforts to the bigger picture of engagement...

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