10 Lessons in More Engaging Citizen Engagement

10 Lessons in More Engaging Citizen Engagement

As more people choose to live in cities, local governments find themselves facing increasingly complex issues in city-making. Demands for affordable housing and public transit, tensions around gentrification and density, even connecting the dots between city planning and climate change, are just some of the more high-profile critical conversations our cities need. Solutions can come from many places, but smart cities realize that engaging the broad public in the city-making process leads to better answers and a deeper public ownership of our future. Faced with this knowledge, cities are struggling to develop new and innovative community engagement methods, including those that embrace new technologies, social media, and collaborative design methods, to better bring the public into conversations on the future of city life. Let’s face it—not all of our engagement in recent d...

Full article: http://www.sustainablecitiescollective.com/city-life/2310...

Tweets

Men Spending More on Engagement Rings

Men Spending More on Engagement Rings

luxuo.com 26 Dec '15, 1am

According to recent statistics from Chillisauce , Christmas Eve is the most popular date of the year for marriage proposal...

Intelligent content creation in 2016: engagemen...

searchenginewatch.com 22 Dec '15, 12pm

During 2015 we began to see signs of the content marketing industry maturing. There has been a shift away from creating co...

How #cities around the World use #publicspace t...

To celebrate the holidays, cities close down streets for pedestrians, open markets, and hold parades in public spaces. Pho...

Public consultation launched to raise minimum a...

straitstimes.com 29 Dec '15, 6am

SINGAPORE - The Singapore authorities will seek public views on raising the minimum legal age for buying and using tobacco...