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Public consultation and social media: How to handle online opposition

Posted by Gerald Heneghan

Oct 20, 2014 11:13:00 AM

Opposition to development is nothing new, particularly in a country like ours that's often accused of being plagued by knee-jerk NIMBYism.
But as the world becomes ever-more digital, the web has opened a new arena for those trying to galvanise support to combat a prospective scheme. The internet has made it easier than ever for like-minded protestors to come together, share their opinions and attempt to prevent developments in areas close to their hearts.
In this guide, we'll look at the anatomy of an online protest and examine the methods and results of several high-profile, real-life case studies.

Topics: Social Media, property development, public consulttion,

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