Online mapping platform for community engagement

Create Communities is a new way to engage with individuals and communities simply, easily and effectively. The Create Communities online platform cuts to the heart of pure citizen engagement by allowing people to have their say on a specific place, good or bad, and to make positive suggestions to improve it.

What can I use it for?

Town centre regeneration
Active travel surveys
Community-led development
Masterplanning and urban design

Created by community design experts

Create Communities is unique amongst the digital engagement field : it is a product created by an experienced urban design team which understands the most effective way to conduct engagement in this field.

Create Streets has channelled over five years of community co-design expertise and research into creating a digital platform that puts the community first.

Create Communities can be used from your desk or on the go using your computer, tablet or mobile. Your project link can be shared in seconds with no app download neccessary!

Who uses it?

Community groups
Urban design practices
Local authorities
Architectural practices

A powerful and versatile tool

Why I should use Create Communities

It’s super easy

We can have your unique interactive map up and running within a few hours and it then only takes a few minutes to enter your questions

It's fully customisable

You can chose the questions you want to ask, or let us suggest questions we know work well and can be rapidly suited to your needs.  You can set up surveys on specific locations alongside the wider comment map

It's very user friendly

Users can respond from smartphones, it takes seconds to answer, and they can drop into street view to understand exactly how comments relate to the specific area

A mine of useful data

It helps you to reach the whole community and expand the demographic to achieve a truly representative view,  it collects data on a continuous basis and lets you access the Create Streets knowledge on the links between wellbeing and the built environment and what makes for popular places

“This map has been a great asset to the project and we received some great feedback”

Leeds Civic Trust

“Ridiculously addictive”

A resident

“The platform is exciting”

Ian Harvey, Civic Voice

“It’s as awesome as I hoped it would be”

Liveable Streets campaigner

“The platform has been a great way for us to enable resident voice around place shaping. Unlike many engagement interventions it is simple and immediately accessible and enables local people to give a critical role in flagging issues but also suggest solutions thus deepening a much needed and proactive local conversation”

Thames Ward Community Project

How does it work

It's really easy to get started. Here's what you need to do:

1. Book a quick demo

2. We will work with you to set up a map in hours

3. Share the simple link through mailing lists, social media or advertising

4. Watch the pins appear on your map

5. Export the raw data in seconds

They use the Create Communities mapping platform