New London Architecture

Digital Consultation

Friday 12 February 2021

Peter Murray

Curator-in-Chief

Peter Mason

Head of Communications
Commonplace

Peter Mason of Commonplace, the community engagement platform, talks to NLA's Peter Murray about the issue of engagement for planners. Peter says that people do want to be involved in these conversations.

76% of people saying they needed a greater say over how new developments happen in the local areas.

This is increasingly important at a time where 'people feel they have less impact, and they have a sense of dislocation and disempowerment'. Peter suggest we can overcome these issues by utilising digital engagement. 

Digital engagement should be plugged into an overarching strategy of engagement with communities.

The question remains, how do you reach those that want to engage in conversation? In an age of social media, Peter says we need to 'channel the energy into something more constructive and analytical'.

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Peter Murray

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Peter Mason

Head of Communications
Commonplace


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