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  • 29 January 2021

Reflections on Calderdale Conversations

Reflections on Public Square's work with Calderdale Council - prototyping new approaches to listening to residents.

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  • 14 January 2021

Public Square Weeknotes

Access all our weeknotes from the first year of Public Square.

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  • 24 October 2019

Five things we learned from the Agora di Messina project

The Agora Di Messina Project took a group of citizens through a unique exploration of democratic engagement in Sicily, culminating in a festival of democracy that they organised themselves.

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  • 16 August 2019

Public Square and Playbooks

Read some of our early thinking about playbooks, which shaped this web resource.

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  • 18 July 2019

Prototypes for a new kind of conversation

An update about prototyping in Calderdale. Residents, officers and an elected member working together on a plan to get prototypes out and about and into action.

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  • 04 July 2019

How Merlin helped us understand how to talk about our Public Square project

Andrew Peacock, of Calderdale Council, explains the techniques we used to help us understand how we could communicate about their Public Square project, which envisages a different kind of relationship between citizens and the council.

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  • 12 April 2019

Understanding what makes an area different

One thing we need to understand about Public Square's pilot areas is to what extent lessons drawn from them can be applied to the rest of the country.

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