Citizen Engagement

How being ‘place led’ can drive the renaissance of our counties, cities and towns

Places need to 'do things differently' going forward. It can't just be recovery - it has to be the re-imagining of place. John Till, thinkingplace, Louisa Shaw, We Are Staffordshire, & Richard Hicks, Medway Council, share insights on focussing on differentiation, leadership, and activating collaboration.

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How Swedish cities are betting on storytelling to make the transition to climate neutrality a reality

Getting stakeholders to understand your vision can be a challenge at the best of times. Sweden’s solution to engaging stakeholders in your sustainability strategy? Storytelling. Per Grankvist, Chief Storyteller for the government-funded initiative, Viable Cities, explained to us how they’re pioneering a new approach to driving more sustainable change and how a local-centric approach is key to successfully changing behaviour.

label_outline Advocacy Citizen Engagement Place Branding Sustainability

Putting African place brands and destinations on the global investment map through authentic storytelling

Why do places need to evolve the way they present their assets and potential for tourism and economic development to stand out from the crowd? Listen in on this discussion with  place leaders from across Africa to understand how they're changing investor perceptions through strong place brand storytelling.

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Creativity, opportunity, and optimism: how UNBOXED hopes to revitalise the UK

How is UNBOXED - formerly known as Festival UK - aiming to bring creativity and optimism to the forefront in the UK? Before he joins us at City Nation Place UK on November 3, we caught up with Phil Batty, Executive Director of UNBOXED, to understand what the festival hopes to achieve and what the opportunities are for cities, regions, and countries across the UK.

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Place attractiveness for all: how should places, and place leaders, be responding to the national conversations around D&I and equitable development?

How can you adopt intentional D&I strategies that really make a difference? Al Hutchinson, Visit Baltimore, Kelly Brough, Denver Chamber of Commerce, and Kevin Eshkawkogan, Indigenous Tourism Ontario, outline ideas for improving diversity and inclusion across tourism and all sectors of economic development - and how you can put KPIs in place to measure more than just box-ticking.

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