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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 assets which are often overlooked, but which often prove key to success
  • Balance broad based engagement with in-depth understanding


See also:

Best practice community engagement techniques

The Community Playbook has a range of tools and resources for community practitioners – like individual asset mapping techniques, consultation techniques and ideation techniques.

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