This “Citizen Science Toolbox”, created by Griffith University, is a database of tools and strategies to engage stakeholders in land-based decision making.
Targeting citizens as well as scientists, policy-makers, communities, and institutions, The Urban Research Program Toolbox provides a variety of useful methods to increase civic participation in land-based policies. With the knowledge that numerous and differing tools are necessary to engage a variety of stakeholders, this “Citizen Science Toolbox” provides varying methods of involving people in decision-making. The database contains over 60 tools to increase community engagement, allowing the user to tailor their search to their particular community needs and constraints. In addition to these methods, the URP Toolbox provides case studies showing how towns and groups have successfully implemented these tools to engage a diverse array of individuals. An annotated bibliography of organizations and research references provides a list of other resources to gain more information on community involvement. While the URP Toolbox focuses on land-based decisions, the tools and case studies could be applied to any type of community decision, providing a valuable resource to communities, government organizations, or individuals.