Engaging for the Future: what do the public want from engagement, and how can digital deliver?

April 20, 2021 from 1:50 pm to 2:00 pm

Speaker: Mike Saunders (Commonplace)

Part of the Hearing every voice: lessons learned from online deliberation projects session of TICTeC Show and Tells 2021
Tuesday 20th April, 15:00 – 16:00 BST

What are the barriers preventing people from engaging in planning? How do people want to participate? What does good and effective engagement look like?

Mike will present the findings of Commonplace’s nationwide public opinion polling, qualitative research and data collected across over 1,000 planning engagements on the Commonplace platform. It will include best practices for community involvement and principles that help achieve meaningful, ongoing engagement with local people.

Please see the recording of Mike’s presentation below, as well as his presentation slides. You can also find his responses to the post-event Q&A in this document.