”We Live Here” is a partnership project being set up in Brighton & Hove, a small city on the south coast of England. It is part of the ”Creative Councils” scheme, which brings together local authorities with innovative ideas. We Live Here seeks to build shared civic spaces that will see the council, and in due course other pubic bodies, use social media as a tool to engage a more diverse section of the population. Working alongside existing engagement approaches the intention is to tap into the various ways that people collectively network, bringing together virtual and in person groups within a neighbourhood, and provide them with a selection of options to support greater engagement and volunteering. The project will share information and build two way dialogues that strengthen local democratic and decision making processes.