Whether you’re planning for new development, updating your comprehensive plan, improving local transit or envisioning the future of your city, sharing progress and gathering public input are both key to the success of your project. But making those efforts personal while using modern technology can be a challenging endeavor.
EngagingPlans from Urban Interactive Studio facilitates this kind of broad-scale outreach and participation by guiding people seamlessly between offline, online and mobile experience.
EngagingPlans brings public involvement to the mobile age by offering a one-stop shop for sharing planning project updates and gathering citizen input. Connect with people in the contexts that matter to them and use their input to improve your project.
Use our Reply Here! feature to tap into the wisdom of your community and ask for feedback that will improve your project. Users can conveniently respond to your open-ended questions wherever they are--at home, work or outside--and rate other responses, so you’ll learn what people really care about.
Mobile optimization and our collection of Reply Here! Discovery Materials make EngagingPlans more than a regular online experience. Engage more people both online and off, even catching them while they’re on-the-go and actually experiencing the issues your project addresses.
Public Involvement Where it Matters
Be intentional about how you ask your community for feedback. Mobile optimization and Reply Here! Discovery Materials with QR codes, NFC tags and short URLs help people reach you when the urge strikes them so you’ll never miss an opportunity to gather input.
Engage Everyone, Anywhere
Engage people while they’re out-and-about using their smartphones, relaxing in the backyard with their tablets, or at work in front of a desktop computer. They can even share thoughts via our Reply Here! postcards right from the kitchen table. Because there are no apps to download and install, using the site is easy and intuitive for everyone, regardless of the device they are using.
One-stop Information Hub
Gone are the days of needing different outlets for every aspect of a public process. EngagingPlans keeps everything related to your project--documents, events, FAQs, surveys--tidy and up-to-date in one location.
Reach More People
Social media integration allows your audiences to share responses, updates and events with their online networks. Let your users help you get the word out to people you might not currently be reaching.
EngagingPlans makes it easy to facilitate open and meaningful public interactions. Gather, compile and analyze feedback from surveys, or let your audience respond to questions about critical decisions with our Reply Here! feature.
Proven out-of-the-box functionality eliminates the need for building a new web platform from scratch, and our ready-to-use design makes it easy to get off the ground running. Best of all, EngagingPlans offers low-cost monthly subscriptions to help you reach your audience without breaking your budget.
The intuitive dashboard is simple to navigate and easy to learn, allowing you to make changes to your site without needing extra training or technical skills. Smart workflows simplify maintenance, for example by archiving events automatically.
Varying levels of user access allow you to limit privileges based on role. Spam protection keeps discussions on track, and makes it easy to manage feedback and contact forms. And, automatic back-ups enable you to restore an earlier version of your site immediately.
- Core Project Features... like event management, a document library, frequently asked questions and news posts allow you to easily keep your community updated on project progress.
- Reply Here!... allows users to respond to your open-ended questions via computers, mobile devices or postcards whenever and wherever topics are most exciting and relevant to them.
- Adaptable Surveys... allow you to easily set up questionnaires to get a feel for what the public is thinking.
- Discovery Materials... go hand-in-hand with surveys and the Reply Here! feature to help you gather input while people are on-the-go in their everyday lives.
- Effortless Moderation... monitor the conversation from your inbox, step in when needed and analyze the results with the software of your choice.
- Mobile-ready Design... works on all smartphones and tablets without having to install an application.
- Email Subscription... encourages visitors to sign up for your mailing list so they stay involved over the course of your project.
- Social Media Share Buttons... encourage your community to share updates and opinions with their online networks.
- Simple, Intuitive Administration... enables you and your team to get started right away without having to learn any new skills.
- Customizable Design... ensures your site has a local feel without the cost of custom design.
- Advanced Security... keeps your data fully protected at all times.
Starting at only $75 per month + setup fee