The PlaceChangers platform

What's new


Nov 2021


New: Use your 3D architectural model in IFC format in 3D consultations

This is a big feature update. Ask your architect to export your building design in the open IFC standard and use those models as part of interactive 3D consultations on PlaceChangers


New: Set up custom questions in your proposal maps

PlaceChangers Engagement tool now lets you assign custom question sets by proposal or location category. Use it to ask specific questions in relation to a specific area. Equally, you could ask respondents the same set of questions for, say, all green spaces to help appraise site options!


Oct 2021


Tweaks: Site Insights now also provides access analysis for schools, health institutions, and health food grocers

Plug in your site boundary and get detailed access analysis to these key local services.


Tweaks: PlaceChangers now auto-resizes large images to avoid errors 

Uploading large image files is now no longer a problem. Where previously you might have seen an error. The app now auto-reduces file sizes to a suitable size automatically. 


New feature: Leave a reply to responses you receive

Using the consultation dashboard, you can now leave a reply to any responses you receive on your proposals. Add a brief reply to questions or comments that might need clarification. You can reply in private or public (for all other respondents to see).


Sep 2021


New feature: Automatic topic and sentiment analysis

Consultation reporting just got a whole lot more powerful. Tap into automatic suggestions for topics and sentiment for each response you receive. Accept and reject topic suggestions as you please. Add your own topic keywords to speed up analysis and grouping into issues. 


New feature: Useful responses

Consultation reporting just got a whole lot more powerful. The app now provides you with suggested useful responses automatically. You can also point out comments you found particularly useful to improve suggestions over time. 


Tweaks: Save draft responses locally 

Based on popular user request, PlaceChangers Engagement tool now temporarily saves responses on the users local device as 'drafts'. Users can then submit those drafts whenever they are ready to do so. 


August 2021


New and improved: Participant likes 

If your campaign presents responses publicly, the app now lets participants 'like' other responses. This helps to avoid duplication and gives you a view on popular ideas.