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Cornerstone

Charles Street

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Come and explore the latest digital innovation for stakeholder and community engagement and virtual reality for planning and placemaking.

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It can be challenging to positively engage local communities around planning, regeneration and development projects, and in particular to encourage participation from a wide range of audiences.

So how can we make community engagement programmes more accessible and exciting? And how can we make sure a wider range of voices are heard?

This free networking event aims to help planners, designers and developers to explore the changing landscape of communications and engagement, and the opportunities (as well as potential pitfalls) offered by online and social media campaigns.

Our panel of experts will explain the latest digital innovation for engaging around planning and placemaking, and explore how digital media can be combined with traditional engagement techniques to increase awareness, understanding and participation:

Dawn Lyle from Icreate will demonstrate how the use of computer generated images (CGIs) and virtual reality fly throughs can help people envisage what a proposed scheme will look like, as well as to comprehend distance on plans and how landscaping can be used to mitigate visual impact.

Glenn Brawn from Commonplace will be presenting their collaborative online digital platform designed to help communities plan their neighbourhoods, co-design solutions and analyse the social impact of new developments. The platform aims to make local participation easy, reaching wider audiences and providing real-time dashboards to see ‘the heartbeat’ of an area, allowing developers to be more agile in responding to people's needs.

Hel Reynolds from Comms Creative, an award-winning expert in social media strategies and social media trainer, will explore the power of social media and give some top tips on how digital channels can be harnessed to increase engagement and participation.

Clare Jones from Grasshopper Communications will summarise the session by discussing how a range of digital tools and strategies can be used in collaboration with more traditional engagement methods, as part of an overall effective community engagement strategy, depending on the requirements, aims and objectives of each particular project, from placemaking through to major infrastructure.

Arrive at 8.00am for breakfast / networking and speakers will be starting at 8.30am.

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Cornerstone

Charles Street

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CF10 2SF

United Kingdom

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