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How tech can democratize community engagement

GCN

In contentious city planning meetings, the louder voices in the room often control the narrative, but technology can reframe the conversation and streamline the engagement process.

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How Baltimore Engaged Disenfranchised Communities In Its Transportation Planning

Next City

Here’s how the city carried out an effective public engagement process. The Baltimore & Potomac Tunnel replacement project would run through a Black community that had already been divided by a highway.

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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. Speed and Efficiency​ 2.

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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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Proactive vs Reactive Maintenance: Making the Case for Preparedness

Learn how robust community engagement, proactive maintenance practices, and tailored software solutions contribute to reliable public service delivery, minimizing disruptions, and operational costs.

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Look Back at 2023 Online Community Engagement Trends

Social Pinpoint

Before we look forward and reveal our predictions for the top 2024 trends in online community engagement, let’s look back. We saw hybrid engagement come of age, we saw really clear stages in engagement, and we even saw the rise of AI. Staged Engagement When we say staged, we don’t mean fake news.

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10 Tips to Encourage Community Engagement in Diverse Communities

Social Pinpoint

Encouraging diverse communities to participate in community engagement can be an overwhelmingly tough task. So, here are 10 quick tips to help you successfully engage minorities within diverse communities. A digital option gives community members the option to engage anonymously from the comfort of their own home.

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7 Signs Your Local Government ERP Is Holding You Back: A Guide for Small Municipalities

Upgrading to a modern and tailored ERP solution for local governments, can unlock your municipality's true potential, streamline operations, enhance citizen engagement, and empower your community