Architecture | Urbanism | Participation

Let’s keep the conversations flowing

For more than 15 years Soundings + Fluid have been at the forefront of best-practice participatory engagement across London and the UK. Despite these uncertain and challenging times, our guiding values remain steadfast in ensuring that we can continue to champion engagement practices that are innovative, inclusive and robust.

In these unprecedented times, we have taken all the necessary precautions to ensure that any planned or future engagement activities adopt a responsible, sensitive and considered response. At the same time, we feel that in these challenging times, it is as important as ever to create opportunities for people to be connected with their communities and continue to be included in local decision making.

We must be alive to the expectations and public perceptions of the stakeholders and the community. Soundings + Fluid have a deep and unique understanding of how to best engage with people in difficult circumstances, having worked extensively with vulnerable communities and under-represented groups.

One of the key challenges that many of our clients and partners will be confronted with is ensuring that any consultation with stakeholders and communities is well-placed and well-timed, that it remains valuable and meaningful, while being sensitive to the quickly evolving situation.

Soundings + Fluid can help you by:

  • Navigating the risks and opportunities associated with stakeholder and community engagement in these challenging times.
  • Working with you to adapt and deliver your engagement objectives while keeping project momentum moving forward.
  • Developing an impartial and objective engagement and communications strategy that can be readily adapted and immediately responsive to changing social and economic conditions.
  • Advising on the most appropriate analogue and digital engagement tools and approaches that add value, are creative and are consistent with Government policy on social distancing.

We are here to help you deliver engagement and consultation in a safe and socially responsible way and have prepared a toolkit of different engagement approaches that might be useful and relevant for your projects. You can download for free here.

We hope that you are all staying safe and healthy during these times. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you would like to discuss this more.

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