"Community PlanIt is an online engagement game for local planning efforts. Bringing together the interactivity of social networks and the incentives of online games, Community PlanIt transforms participatory planning into a fun activity for all.
Visioning is a community engagement process that helps people to articulate or define the future they want for their communities. Visioning is often completed in conjunction with a master planning initiative and often looks decades ahead.
Peg is a community indicator system for Winnipeg, tracking indicators that reflect and measure the city’s well being. An ongoing, community-driven process, Peg works to build knowledge that informs community decisions and policy.
Mobile Polling allows audiences to provide live feedback and vote on choices via their cell phones. Polling can be conducted live during a meeting format, as with keypads, or among dispersed respondents.
Community Theater projects expand upon the concept of local theater to produce shows that are based upon or document the character of the community itself or explore issues the community is dealing with.
EngagingPlans is a powerful and comprehensive tool for creating and maintaining a public involvement Web site. The platform allows citizens to create accounts and have conversations or offer feedback about community planning processes.
UMAP is a community mapping tool used to engage youth in social action and neighborhood change by allowing them to influence community needs, including infrastructure, social services, safety, affordable housing and access to recreation.
Mass-Observation is a process used to capture “the true nature” of a place by sending individuals out to observe and record everyday activity. This data can uncover meaning in unusual places and serve to depict the real character of a community.
GIS software allows viewers to access complex geographical data about their community online including maps and satellite images. GIS systems also analyze and display data such as proposed development plans and statistics, and survey data.