Community Engagement and Racial Disparities At PublicInput, we often highlight equity as a focus of community engagement work. And while most...
When things go sideways, rebuilding trust starts local
Yesterday, an unprecedented attack on our nation’s capitol left many of us shocked, saddened, and discouraged. How could this be real? A violent mob...
Leverage EJSCREEN data in PublicInput.com – meet the Environmental Data Module
Measurable Equity Starts Here You work hard to make sure your public engagement efforts are equitable. Before...
Introducing Meeting Coach and simplified virtual meeting management
Virtual public meetings are not easy. There, we said it. Despite any claim to the contrary from conferencing software companies, it's important to...
Virtual Public Meetings: New legal guidance for Community Engagement
Find the legal guidelines for your state in hosting virtual public meetings for community engagement Below, we've assembled policy guidance issued...
New solutions to address virtual public meeting challenges
In light of the recent FBI warning against publicly sharing video conference service links, we’ve received an influx of questions about hosting...
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...
Product Update: Custom links for segmenting participants and tracking what works
Ever feel like you’re doing a lot to drive community engagement, but aren’t sure what’s working?
What if you could tell which specific outreach efforts were generating the most participation?
Or segment participants based on how they found you?
Now you can do both using custom links in PublicInput.com…
Putting people back at the center of the consulting profession – for greater profits, impact, and trust
Public engagement software is helping consultants become more community-centric — and achieve greater profit, impact, and trust along the way.
How Durham NC is shifting perceptions about affordable housing
Cities across the country are wrestling with housing affordability. Durham’s planning team realized there might be misconceptions among residents, especially for ‘missing middle’ formats like duplexes and triplexes.
Using the platform, Durham engaged over 1,200 residents in a highly-visual interactive experience that educated and gathered input on potential solutions. Turns out only 18% of residents could identify the duplex in a lineup:
Building trust with Geodata: How Austin, TX scored a Major League Soccer team
Last October, the owners of Major League Soccer’s Columbus Crew announced that they were contemplating relocation. Austin was at the top of their list. But could the city handle the responsibilities that would come with it? Would taxpayers be willing to give up city-owned land for a new stadium?
Here’s how the city’s communication team used data to build stakeholder confidence in online engagement.
The case of Citi Bike: Capturing public engagement data to prevent setbacks
This past week, I found myself unable to put down a book by New York City’s former transportation director, Janette Sadik-Khan. In Street Fight, she outlines her experiences of making big transportation changes in a city where change is notoriously hard.
One story in particular caught my attention. When working on the citywide roll-out of Citi Bike, New York’s bike share system, Sadik-Khan did something unusual with the public engagement process. She used data in a surprising, effective way.