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Category: 10. Supporting tools

Tools and methods to help you “do” co-production

The Place Standard: how good is our place?

The Place Standard is a free tool (originally developed in Scotland) which offers a way of helping to get conversations going about any place (it could be your street or neighbourhood), by using some simple questions. It allows you to think about physical elements like buildings and transport links, as well as social aspects like whether people feel they have a say in decision making. The Place Standard is a tool that brings citizens together […]

Civic tech: digital tools for citizen involvement

“Civic technology, or civic tech for short, is technology that enables engagement, participation or enhances the relationship between the people and government by enhancing citizen communications and public decision, improving government delivery of service, and infrastructure.” – Wikipedia With thanks to WCVA for the shortlist and analysis of functionalities – the table falls off the page on the website so please click through to this spreadsheet to see the details! Most of these are designed specifically with […]

Citizens assemblies

Citizens assemblies are a type of mini public. All round they’re a good way to involve people in decision making. Alliance for Useful Evidence’s report sets out the major challenges that mini-publics must confront and draws out key lessons on how mini-publics can address these challenges and have real impact on policy. Find it here: https://www.alliance4usefulevidence.org/publication/evidence-vs-democracy/  

Community visioning

Some details on community visioning from Pennsylvania Land Trust: “Community visioning is a planning tool that enables residents, business owners, local institutions, and other stakeholders to have a voice in the decision-making process in their community. A community visioning statement will communicate the goals and priorities of the community and ideally inform future planning documents, regulations, and future development.” Read the full pages.  

Community of Enquiry

A ten-step guide from Iriss on how to set up and run a Community of Enquiry – a workshop-style session that offers space for a group of people to collaboratively explore ideas and ask rich and meaningful questions of each other. Iriss ran these workshops with a number of organisational teams and found this process particularly useful to “collectively identify and address issues that were important to those taking part. The process also helped explore not […]

Academi Wales tools and resources

How can co-production contribute to good governance? In co-production, one organisation or person invites others to come together. Each person takes responsibility for themselves (and their organisation, if they are part of one) and, within the relevant legal and physical constraints, they make decisions only for themselves (or their organisation).   How can we coach for co-production? Coaching for co-production – for someone working with communities to co-produce outcomes with their community.   How can […]

Tools for community engagement

Conversations about inclusive and sustainable communities: six practices for creative engagement O’Brien J and Towell D. (2011) The six practices presented in this guide offer practitioners helpful insights into how to begin conversations with citizens that develop mutual understanding and a shared desire to act together. The six practices will be useful for those trying to: Discover more about local people’s perspectives Bring together diverse groups to coproduce knowledge and generate new, shared insights Identify local […]

Participatory appraisal

Check out the method/tool factsheet within this report A glass half-full: how an asset approach can improve community health and well-being https://www.local.gov.uk/asset-approach-community-wellbeing-glass-half-full     We are collating the information for this section – coming soon! If you have any sources to contribute, please let us know.

World cafe

Check out the method/tool factsheet within this report A glass half-full: how an asset approach can improve community health and well-being https://www.local.gov.uk/asset-approach-community-wellbeing-glass-half-full     We are collating the information for this section – coming soon! If you have any sources to contribute, please let us know.

Asset mapping

Check out the method/tool factsheet within this report A glass half-full: how an asset approach can improve community health and well-being https://www.local.gov.uk/asset-approach-community-wellbeing-glass-half-full     We are collating the information for this section – coming soon! If you have any sources to contribute, please let us know.

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