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Get the E-book: Three Keys to Designing for Public Trust

Get access to our expert approach to designing civic solutions with public trust. What is public trust How can it be reinforced between communities and government agencies? Download this e-book for three keys to designing public trust. Included in this read are detailed overviews institutional behaviors, examples of how to enact them before, during, and after …

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Five Ways Urban Planners Can Use Text Analysis

What is Text Analysis? Text Analysis (TA) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) are closely related subfields of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). The tools allow computers to understand and then process human language. This is especially useful because it gives machines the power to complete repetitive tasks like translation, classification, summarization, and analysis. …

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co:census is building ethical values as we grow

Last year, co:census was named as a top ethical data collection solution in North America. For us, it was a moment of recognition based on our best practices for inclusive engagement and anonymous surveys. This moment also commemorated one of our key features, text message surveys, that allows institutions to gather feedback from their communities. …

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Using Sentiment Analysis for Feedback

Sentiment analysis plays an important role in many industries. From market research to customer feedback analysis, sentiment analysis can be used to pull insights from text data. When put into action, sentiment analysis is the process of identifying opinions within data. While there is variance in methodology, sentiment analysis follows the same basic structure. After …

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A New Digital Learning Experience for Civic Leaders

How can I implement more inclusive community engagement practices? This is a question we’ve heard, over & over again, from both clients and our community.  And while there are a plethora of resources available for people to leverage, it’s our experience that most public servants don’t have the time to research these resources & simply …

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Driving Social Equity through a Digital Learning Experience

Research methods in policy focus on deductive and top down methods to analyze data and outcomes and co:census aims to change this through our digital learning programs.  The community voice is essential to understanding public needs: is there a greater need for jobs? Is public transit equitable for diverse community members? What are more unique …

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Civic Hacking for Digital Inclusion Week

This article was co-authored by Rick Usher, Founder and CEO of The Usher Garage LLC and Former Assistant City Manager of Kansas City, MO, and James O’Brien, Business Development Account Manager at co:census. Civic Hacking for Digital Inclusion Week The Covid-19 pandemic has exascaberted issues of digital access & digital literacy across the world, making digital inclusion …

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