Posts Tagged: public participation

Building Teams for Better Public Participation

Sound public decision-making that embraces public participation is needed at a time when trust in government is at an all-time low. You need a diverse team to improve your practices and adapt to the next big change.

Social Media for Public Participation: Step 2 – Consult

Though informing is the first rung in the public participation ladder, it is the second step, consulting, that two—way communication and the promises it entails become paramount. The IAP2 says that the purpose of consulting is “To obtain public feedback on analysis, alternatives and/or decisions.” In essence, agencies enabling this kind of participation are promisingRead… Read more »

Social Media for Public Participation: Step 1 – Inform

There are many roles for social media within government agencies. Joshua Joseph of the Partnership for Public Service is spearheading research into one area: improving operations. We had a lively, discursive conversation yesterday not only about how social media can be used at various points in an agency’s project life-cycle, but about how the PartnershipRead… Read more »