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5 most common myths about community engagement

Citizen Lab

From costly expenses to loss of control, several misconceptions about community engagement can hinder local governments from unlocking the full potential of participatory democracy to this day. In this blog post, we’ll explore five of the most-heard myths and why they’re not true.

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Will AI Replace Community Engagement?

Social Pinpoint

Yet, with the ongoing development and increased integration of AI into our daily lives, a crucial question arises: Will AI replace community engagement? Community engagement has played a crucial role in being responsible for societal progress, fostering connections, shared visioning, and better placemaking.

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The Data-Informed Community Engagement (DICE) Approach to Public Safety Turns Analytics into Action

NLC (National League of Cities)

To connect with NLC’s Justice Initiatives Team and other cities working to address violence in their communities, email us at justiceinitiatives@nlc.org. Data-Informed Community Engagement (DICE) pairs crime data and analytics with community-driven risk narratives, empowering cities to coordinate public safety […] Source

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Inclusive community engagement: 10 good practices to mobilize underheard audiences

Citizen Lab

Every local government and organization that has ever launched a community engagement project knows the challenge: How do you reach underheard groups? The post Inclusive community engagement: 10 good practices to mobilize underheard audiences appeared first on CitizenLab's Blog.

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Proactive vs Reactive Maintenance: Making the Case for Preparedness

From aligning maintenance goals with community needs to leveraging data for strategic planning, this guide provides a roadmap for smoother, more reliable operations while minimizing downtime and maximizing cost-effectiveness.

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When to Evaluate Your Community Engagement Project

Social Pinpoint

Community engagement is an ongoing process of collaboration and co-learning. When we evaluate our community engagement initiatives, we give ourselves the opportunity to measure our deeper impact and make improvements for future projects. If they’ve […].

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Want to Invigorate Community Engagement? Break out the Building Blocks.

Next City

Hands-on and sensory-based community engagements create new experiences, unlock ways of exploring our urban and natural worlds, and capture new layers of information.