This post is taken from our Localism Agenda blog, where each week we write about how localism is changing the planning process and why developers have to engage with local communities.
On the one hand, the openness and transparency offered by direct and public interaction can be empowering, yet a desire to use social media to galvanise your supporters runs the risk of being hijacked by opponents if not handled well.
So, maybe we shouldn’t be trying to use social media as part of a public consultation? If we don’t get involved in online conversations, maybe they’re not happening? Continue reading