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Citizen Participation in Emergency Management

September 21, 2017 by Karthik  

Technology-mediated participation in Emergency Management (EM) can identify how citizens contribute to disaster management.

In ‘Coproduction as an Approach to Technology-Mediated Citizen Participation in Emergency Management’, researchers Paloma Diaz, John M. Carroll and Ignacio Aedo illustrate uses of technology to integrate citizen skills and discuss social and mobile computing in participatory EM processes.

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Public Deliberation In Waste Management

September 20, 2017 by Karthik  

Public deliberation in waste management should address technological and social contexts of decision-making, finds a recent review in the UK.

 

‘A conceptual framework for negotiating public involvement in municipal waste management decision-making in the UK’ reports on attitudes to public involvement and explores engagement practices, resources and capacity in participatory decision-making.

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Best 3 Tips To Engage Community Online For Small Councils

September 19, 2017 by Karthik  

Yankalilla is a small agriculturally-based town on the southern Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia, located 72 km south of the state’s capital of Adelaide. The town is nestled in the Bungala River valley, overlooked by the southern Mount Lofty Ranges and acts as a service centre for the surrounding agricultural district. This article outlines how small councils are engaging their community online.

 

A Place Brand for the Yankalilla District

In 2014, the District Council of Yankalilla engaged their community in the development of a place brand. The project aimed to capture the District’s identity and opportunity and distill this into a suite of messages that promoted living in, working in and visiting the area.

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Community Engagement versus Civic Engagement versus Public Involvement

September 18, 2017 by Karthik  

The language of “ community engagement ” is tricky, and can be a minefield for the uninitiated. In Australia, “community engagement” has come to dominate the lexicon. In other parts of the world other phrases hold sway.

 

A couple of weeks back, during an interview with a community engagement practitioner, I asked what “engagement” meant to him, and how it differed from “participation”. His response surprised me, “as far as I’m concerned, they mean the same thing”. You just replace “engagement” with “participation” or “involvement” depending on where you are.”

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Risk Management Practices From Online Engagement

September 15, 2017 by Karthik  

A few days ago I gave a presentation as part of the Public Sphere conference in Canberra on managing risks and creating opportunities from online public engagement.

 

I’ve had a bit of second hand feedback that it would be good to hear more about the sorts of things I touched on at Public Sphere #2 in Canberra last week.

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How To Ask Engaging Questions?

September 14, 2017 by Karthik  

Writing engaging questions is one of the most important aspects of conducting an effective consultation process.

 

It is the essential ingredient for allowing your community to co-design solutions with you and to provide meaningful input towards your projects.

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100 Ideas To Engage Your Community Online

September 13, 2017 by Karthik  

This short guide was first put together by the team at Bang the Table back in 2009 to engage your community online when we were still babes in the woods. The business was just two years old, and our online engagement experience ran to around 200 projects, almost all in Australia.

 

It’s this experience that has helped us develop the second iteration of the “100 Ideas” booklet.

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Eight Advantages of Online Communication for Citizen Engagement

September 12, 2017 by Karthik  

There are a number of clear advantages of online communication that need to be considered when you are planning an online community engagement strategy. This article breaks down eight advantages of online communication that can inform a project design process.

If you’re interested in exploring the disadvantages of online communication , head over this post.

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8 Disadvantages of Online Communication

September 11, 2017 by Karthik  

There are a number of clear advantages and disadvantages of online communication that need to be considered when planning an online community engagement strategy.

The advantages of online communication are detailed in an earlier post.

 

Online communication is not without shortcomings though many of those are perceived, rather than real. In this post, we outline eight disadvantages of online communication – some real, some perceived – specifically in the context of citizen engagement. Importantly, however, we outline strategies to overcome any shortcomings.

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Using Churn Analytics To Keep Your Database Active

September 8, 2017 by Karthik  

In the software business, companies spend a considerable amount of time identifying customer churn behaviours by doing churn analysis.

 

This process allows them to identify customer behaviours that might indicate a waining interests in their product offer.

If you’ve ever received a “we haven’t seen you in a while” email, then you are likely to have been identified as part of a churn group of customers.

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