I recently appeared on the Bill Good Show, a morning talk radio show in Vancouver with some of my PlaceSpeak colleagues to talk about online civic engagememt and the impact that our father’s had in shaping our city.
Click on the media player ‘Play’ button (▶) below to listen to our segment. You can also download the interview.[audio:http://blog.placespeak.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/PlaceSpeak-Bill-Good-Show-Fri-Nov-2.mov|titles=Bill Good interviews PlaceSpeak (16:59)]
Civic Engagement for a New Generation
Their fathers helped shape Metro Vancouver as we know it today and our next three guests will likely have a hand in influencing the region for the future. Colleen, Yuri and Justen are involved in PlaceSpeak, a new start-up that provides a virtual consultation forum with the goal of improving civic engagement and the democratic process.
Will this method of civic engagement appeal more to a generation that does everything online? What kind of Metro Vancouver do we want to see in the future?
Does this trio feel the need to carry on the civic torch because they have such famous names in the planning circles?
- Colleen Hardwick, Founder and CEO, PlaceSpeak
- Yuri Artibise, Director of Community Engagement, PlaceSpeak
- Justen Harcourt, Planing Consultant, Colliers International; Secretary to PlaceSpeak’s Board of Directors.