Online Public Consultation in the Resource Development Industry

Over the years, the methodology for public consultation has evolved to include public information meetings and hearings, telephone polls and surveys, and most recently online engagement. Increasingly, government is emphasizing evidence-based decision-making. They recognize that existing methods are lacking in reaching a broad demographic. Internet communication technology has made it possible to reach a broader spectrum of the public however until recently, that interaction has been anonymous and anecdotal at best.

UI/UX Design and implementation for PlaceSpeak

Organizations can benefit from consulting with citizens to build better and sustainable neighborhoods in local areas. It is usually challenging to get citizens engaged. Traditionally, techniques used for engagement involve people participating in public meetings personally. This can be intimidating and inconvenient for some. PlaceSpeak provides an online environment to advance citizen participation. It also provides an easier way to inform the citizens about the ongoing projects in their area and to discuss the project.

Online public consultation in the property development industry

Over the years, the methodology for public consultation has evolved to include public information meetings and hearings, telephone polls and surveys, and most recently online engagement. Increasingly, government is emphasizing evidence-based decision-making. They recognize that existing methods are lacking in reaching a broad demographic. Internet communication technology has made it possible to reach a broader spectrum of the public. However, until recently, that interaction has been anonymous and anecdotal at best.

PLACESPEAK

The purpose of this project is to research and develop a business & technical model for a web-based geo-authenticated public consultation service. Combining methodologies from social media, e-commerce & community consultation, this project will analyze best practices in each area to determine the most appropriate model for a scalable platform for targeted community engagement. Qualitative & technical research, in addition to a beta site evaluation at the City of Vancouver, will be conducted to provide the basis for developing the final report and prototype model.