Very often, it’s not the hard facts that keep projects going and decide over an initiative’s success. It’s a person’s passion and skill set that helps with dealing with opposition, convincing stakeholders, starting a constructive dialogue with citizens, getting political attention, or gathering a crowd around your idea. But what are those skills and tools you need to get the ball rolling? In this section, we want to take a closer look at the soft skills that CityChangers need in their day-to-day life, be it in exemplary articles or skill sessions with insights from leaders in the field.
In the spotlight
How to Make Your Project Inclusive
If change in your city is exclusive, it’s simply not good enough. But how can you put inclusivitiy into practice?
How to Make Citizen Engagement Work
Learn from Warren Logan which questions to ask and what steps to take to make authentic, honest citizen participation work.
How to Overcome Opposition and Face Backlash
Convincing the “other side” of your idea can be exhausting and frustrating. How to deal with that?
Problem Solving and the Art of the Reframe
Here's how to shift from focusing on the symptoms of an issue to really understanding its root cause.