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Transport planning process – how to plan consultation and participation activities

24 April 2017

Engagement expert Lucy Farrow (DbyD) and transport planning expert Tom Cohen (UCL) will share their experience and relevant academic research in a two day course (24th and 25th May 2017) and enable you to understand and effectively manage consultation and participation process. Following this course you’ll be able to: define the purpose of any consultation/participation […]

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Ofwat confirm continuous customer engagement is key to enhanced status

Working regularly with water companies, we were pleased to see the industry regulator Ofwat publish its updated policy statement and expectations for PR19. Like us, they welcome the step-change in quality and quantity of consultation and engagement that companies achieved with the 2014 price review. For 2019 they are confirming that ‘excellent customer engagement’ and […]

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Let’s be more imaginative about engagement on major infrastructure

8 February 2016  | Ian Thompson

The first of three posts on the Government’s proposals for the new National Infrastructure Commission and what they mean for public engagement on infrastructure policy and planning. The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) is the latest development in the evolution of infrastructure planning since the 2008 Planning Act defined the concept of ‘Nationally Significant’ in law. The Act aimed […]

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Defra – Public Dialogue to Understand Public Perceptions of Nanotechnology

4 November 2015

At the moment, we are working closely with Sciencewise, Defra and BIS to create an innovative public dialogue to scope and enhance the UK understanding of the public’s views on specific applications of nanotechnologies through both stakeholder and public engagement. In the lead up to these events, we brought together an advisory group that is […]

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