The following posts are filed under: public participation.

Codesign with community: spotting codesign-washing

Codesign – from housing to streetscapes, everywhere we’re hearing officials say “codesigning with community”. But like any well-intentioned thing it’s become bastardised and buzzwordy, so how do we spot tokenism at 50 paces?

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Local reporting gets a boost!

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that it’s really frickin hard to do good local issues media. Great news: the Local Democracy Reporting initiative!

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“Community desires” and the vital dullness of process

Imagine a well-intentioned initiative to make your local main street safer. Fast forward through a messy process, and now a local group’s taking Council to court over it all. What’s going on – and more importantly, would this happen to something good but messy in your suburb?

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