The PlaceChangers platform
New: Idea moderation inbox
A single place to moderate any ideas that need moderating.
New: Theme sections in consultations
For complex projects, you can now add theme sections. Locations on proposal maps can be linked with themes, so that participants see only what's relevant to a theme.
New: Hold ideas and suggestions for moderation
Idea submissions on the map can now be held for moderation so that you can choose which ones will be presented publicly. This is great for the production of local lists where submissions will require further vetting and review.
Tweaks: Participant and admin notifications
As admin, you now receive timely email notifications once consultations are published or due to close. Consultation participants now receive handy reminders 2 days before consultation close dates provided they consented to notifications. This means everybody is kept up to date.
New: Personal data collection for formal policy consultations
PlaceChangers toolkit now lets you configure personal data items (name, address, telephone) so that projects with certain statutory reporting needs can collate evidence on respondents.
New team editor: Set up a team and populate a team section on project pages
PlaceChangers lets you easily generate project pages for larger projects which provide a 'wrapper' for multiple consultation stages. You can now also generate a team section to present your project team.
New: Custom subdomains added to 'Premium' consultations package
If you are on our Premium consultations package, you can now specify a custom subdomain for your project, e.g. "yourproject.placechangers.co.uk"
Tweaks: Responses to custom questions now export to CSV
Responses to custom questions on locations are now available via the spreadsheet export and on consultation report dashboards.
Tweaks: Lots of minor bugs smashed and optimisations applied
Some of the updates include: Tweaks to confirmation emails and tweaks to menu on consultation pages. We also smashed a bug which meant that the project editor would show an out of date site boundary.
New: Data use consent in consultations
You can now set up a data use consent dialogue. If it is set up, respondents to your consultation need to provide consent for the use of their responses before being able to respond.
Tweaks: Share consultation drafts with your team
You can now share consultation drafts with clients for review.
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