We've created an inventory of tools to make engagement easy for agents of change and communities
Each engagement website we create responds to the unique nature of each project and the unique profile of the community it affects, empowered by in-depth local research and targeted print and digital outreach campaigns.

Over time, we've created a bank of common tools that can be deployed quickly to capture useful insight from communities and present them with information in simple, easy-to-understand terms.
Our inventory of digital tools:
Place sentiment map
Anyone can highlight a suggestion for a street location, building or public space by dropping a pin on a map (using GPS to find their current location if they're out and about) and uploading a photo. Pins are colour-coded to reveal feelings about a place.
Masterplan feedback map
A masterplan for a place can be overlaid on an interactive map for people to drop a pin and comment on specific design elements. The map legend colour-codes land-uses and design features, allowing people to click and zoom in to specific masterplan elements.
Interactive polls and surveys
Visual polls and surveys help people influence design principles and project outcomes from an early stage, revealing results in real-time. As plans are formulated, plans and CGIs are presented alongside questions for communities to comment on in-turn.
Project information pages
Design and planning proposals are outlined in a lay person-friendly and conversational format, by topic or interest area. Images open in a 'lightbox' when clicked, for visitors to appreciate every detail of your carefully crafted CGIs and plans on any device.
Comment support and share
People can show their support for ideas, issues and comments already submitted, and easily share with social media followers, friends and neighbours. This helps gauge the strength of feeling on a particular suggestion and helps get more people involved.
News and events feed
Our platform makes it easy for project teams to keep the community up to date on project progress with news updates and provide details of future events, such as drop-in sessions, meetings or opportunities to get involved.
Project timeline
The timeline sets out key project milestones, such as the planning application submission date and practical completion date, and sets the engagement exercise within it's context. It updates automatically as the project progresses, highlighting the current stage of activity.
Real-time feedback dashboard
Your dashboard reports feedback outcomes in real-time, using a range of metrics including local authority area, ward, postcode area, age group and other demographic indicators, to provide deep insights into community sentiments, feelings and opinions.
Website visitor and social media monitor
Your dashboard paints a big picture of when, where, how and how often people are visiting your website. Website hits are reported by location, time, device type and referral website, which helps you monitor conversations about your project on social media and in the press.
Email blast generator
Send personalised emails with rich content to groups of participants filtered by location, age, demographics or project sentiment. This could be a news update on your plans or a call-to-action to your advocates to ask them to demonstrate their support at a crucial project stage.
Content manager
The content manager gives you full control over news, events and project information published on your engagement website. Content can include video, images and animations, which you can easily add and edit with the HTML editor accessible in your project dashboard.
Stakeholder and participant manager
Input feedback gathered offline, respond directly to comments and email participants using the project dashboard. You can also keep a central record of stakeholder correspondence by uploading copies of emails and letters, ensuring comprehensive and transparent reporting.
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