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Transforming Public Engagement: Our Very First Strategy Lab

July 21, 2016 Comments Off on Transforming Public Engagement: Our Very First Strategy Lab

How can local officials transform their engagement efforts so they resemble an adult-adult relationship?

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Equity in Education Through Culturally Responsible Engagement: Lessons from Anchorage, Alaska

May 24, 2016 Comments Off on Equity in Education Through Culturally Responsible Engagement: Lessons from Anchorage, Alaska

Respecting and considering local context is the key to helping communities work together.

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Building Democratic Skills for City Leaders Through Lessons Learned Post-Katrina

April 5, 2016 Comments Off on Building Democratic Skills for City Leaders Through Lessons Learned Post-Katrina

As cities face opportunities or challenges that drive them to reinvent or rebuild, city managers are crucial liaisons for engaging the public in these efforts.

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Working Together to Sustain Stakeholder Engagement in K-12 Education

February 10, 2016 Comments Off on Working Together to Sustain Stakeholder Engagement in K-12 Education

Engaging with your child’s school is often the easiest and most direct way for ordinary citizens to become involved in decisions that affect their communities. Optimally, that engagement is deeper and more sustained.

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Is All This Polling Even Good for Democracy?

January 15, 2016 Comments Off on Is All This Polling Even Good for Democracy?

Public opinion research can be both a boon for democracy and a bane. It all depends on whether it is done well and how it is used.

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Strengthening Public Engagement in Edmonton, Canada

January 11, 2016 Comments Off on Strengthening Public Engagement in Edmonton, Canada

Our trainings help public officials and other leaders better engage constituents in varied and sustained ways.

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Police-Community Relations Strained with Groups Where Police Needed Most

October 15, 2015 Comments Off on Police-Community Relations Strained with Groups Where Police Needed Most

Results from our recent survey with WNYC suggest that the communities that may need police the most are also likely to say their relations with the police are most problematic.…

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New Yorkers on Taxes: Contradictory or Common Sense?

October 14, 2015 Comments Off on New Yorkers on Taxes: Contradictory or Common Sense?

New York area residents say high taxes are a big problem, yet they want more government spending on housing and education. What gives? Listen to the related story on WNYC’s…

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In Solving Region’s Problems, New York Area Residents See a Role for Government, and for Themselves

October 13, 2015 Comments Off on In Solving Region’s Problems, New York Area Residents See a Role for Government, and for Themselves

New York area residents see a place for both the government and for themselves in solutions to the regions problems. Listen to the related story on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show.…

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New Yorkers Don’t Resent the Wealthy, But…

October 12, 2015 Comments Off on New Yorkers Don’t Resent the Wealthy, But…

Most New York area residents say it’s okay for wealthy people to get wealthier as long as everyone else also has a good chance to get ahead. The problem is,…

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