...well, per se not my idea, but a great innovation coming from Vancouver
Placespeak is a bootstrap start-up from the City of Vancouver which is slowly but steadily gaining momentum in the local and international planning world.
What is it?
Watch this short clip
...or read on:
With Placespeak you can create an online consultation based on geographic area where people have to be verified (in an easy but secure process) without having to reveal their identity publicly in order to give their input.
Citizens keep control over their personal information - while local governments/NGOs/whoever needs place-based feedback (such as a local development around the block) receive reliable information...
(PS: I do not work for the organization, but we - the False Creek South Neighbourhood Associaton - are going to use the tool in an attempt to re*plan the False Creek South Neighbourhood in Vancouver in an inclusive way)