Local governments have become the first line of defense against a changing climate, and have the power to help their community become more sustainable and resilient.
Cities can create programs and set policies on everything from increased green spaces to incentives for composting and recycling. There’s no better time to start engaging your community around these pressing problems.
Climate action plans detail the steps that cities can take to help mitigate climate change. Create realistic goals while generating necessary buy-in for activities that require everyone to play their part.
Resilient cities have the capacity to prepare for and mitigate the impacts of climate change. These plans rely on a near real-time understanding of what happens during a natural disaster and how different parts of your community are affected.
From encouraging urban farming, to launching a compost collection system, community engagement helps you promote sustainable practices, communicate relevant details, and mobilize residents.
CitizenLab’s community engagement platform helps you launch projects using a variety of consultation methods, without having to juggle different tools.
Use a survey to ask your community specific questions and better understand their needs and expectations, or implement a poll to get feedback on a specific topic to quickly understand priorities.
Crowdsource ideas directly from residents to gain valuable insights into how they use (or would like to use) their local public spaces.
Visualize what is happening in each neighborhood, or a specific area, at a glance to address needs directly.
Now is the time for local governments to engage their residents in participatory processes to shape the places they call home into greener cities of the future.
This mini-guide highlights 4 key areas to consider for your next sustainable urban planning project.
We believe that community engagement doesn’t have to be hard. To enable all local governments to tap into the benefits of community engagement, we’ve put together inspirational case studies and practical blog posts showing real examples of how our platform has been deployed as a solution for various use cases.
The climate crisis is forcing governments around the globe to reassess and change direction. Vienna, the capital of Austria, is no exception. The city – famous for its baroque streetscapes and imperial palaces – aims to be climate-neutral by 2040 and is therefore prioritizing climate and sustainability projects. Since 2022, the Vienna Climate Team has been actively engaging residents in a collaborative and inclusive effort to shape a sustainable climate future together. Let’s explore what their participation project has achieved to this day!Learn more