Tag: engagement

Strengthening Democratic Engagement to Address Local Civil Unrest

January 29, 2024

In today’s polarized political landscape, communities across the nation are grappling with divisive issues that strain the very fabric of their social cohesion. Recognizing the urgent need for constructive dialogue...

Embracing Community Solutions to Public Safety in Hayward, CA

September 30, 2021

Public safety reform should involve the public. Hayward California’s recent community engagement effort around public safety showed that institutions and governments cannot solve community issues on their own – that...

Reimagining Public Safety

June 30, 2020

There are some great conversations happening around the country about reforming police tactics and departments. By broadening the conversation to reimagine public safety, communities can create a more humane, cost-effective...

COVID-19: Resources for Individuals and Governments

March 30, 2020

As the world grapples with how to respond to this growing pandemic, individuals and organizations are racing to work together and combat the impact of COVID-19 and its further spread....

Beyond Town Hall: Public Engagement in a Time of Crisis

March 27, 2020

City leaders are grappling with the unimaginable—the protection of their entire community from a threat the likes of which many of us have never seen.  Amid all this chaos, we...

Decatur Porchfest: The “Blockiest” of Block Parties

October 28, 2019

Decatur, Georgia’s 2019 Porchfest was the nation’s largest, with 240 front porches in the Oakhurst neighborhood hosting bands and neighbors for a fun way to strengthen their community. The neighborhood’s...

City Managers and Civic Engagement

December 21, 2018

How do city managers engage a public that often seems sidelined and reluctant to get involved? What happens when interrelated networks of people engage around the shared challenge of addressing...

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