Community Engagement

What is genuine engagement in a networked world?

Public-i is collaborating with our friends at the Democratic Society and OCSI to bring local government an open and networked approach to engagement. By getting together we’re combining our unique sets of skills to create what we believe is an exciting, attractive package offering genuine engagement. Of course that begs a question: what is ‘genuine engagement’? Well, for ...

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Open Space South West and cultural exchanges #openssw

I wanted to talk about Open Space South West  and also add a bit of a comment on Carl Haggerty’s post here. I am a huge fan of Open Spaces in their many forms. I am a regular at UK Govcamp and LocalGovCamp and also a co-producer of CityCamp Brighton. Furthermore, through our work with CRIF and We Live Here we're part of an exploration ...

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New ways to engage: RIF Workshops

RIF Workshops: 20th and 21st of June, Suffolk/Norfolk and Hertfordshire - see end of the post for more details... Last year we worked with a group of Cambridgeshire Councils, Sustainability East and environmental consultancy Verco to help create a Renewable Infrastructure Framework.  You can read about some of the background for this here. What’s a RIF you may ask?  ...

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Open practice: what it means to us

We have been discussing an idea that we call 'Open Practice' within the team here at Public-i and we wanted to outline what we mean by this and start to share it a bit more widely. I have written recently on my own blog about what I see as a need to consider being open as ...

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Community building on Facebook: The Worthing Page

I wrote a post last year about The Worthing Page, a Facebook fan page with a difference. Serving the seaside town not far from Brighton, it was a departure from the average fan page for a place: it was focused - with interesting discussions about Worthing, its businesses and people - and it clearly aimed to ...

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