Session 2.5: Participatory Planning, Techniques & Tools for Success

APA Federal Planning Division


Thursday, May 4, 2017
3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. EDT

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FPD members need to know how to engage a diverse group of stakeholders in the planning process and this involves more than polished power point presentations. It involves actively engaging the participants in effective participatory events. Without this involvement, stakeholders will either walk away or provide input of minimal value. In this session, participants will learn about the 6 key principles of participation, the scale of participation and where to place different types of projects on that scale, and the key tools they can use to manage participatory processes. The end result will be better equipped planners, engaging planning sessions, and more durable plans.


Mark Gillem, FAICP

Invited Speaker

Dr. Mark L. Gillem is a Professor of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of Oregon and the Director of the Urban Design Lab. He is also the Principal of The Urban Collaborative LLC, an interdisciplinary planning and urban design firm that has prepared master plans for sites in ... Read More

Jerry Zekert

Invited Speaker


Barry Gordon, AICP

Invited Speaker

Mr. Gordon has over eight years of experience in military education and training, policy, and planning, and thirteen years of experience in public and private sector urban design and landscape preservation planning. He has served as the primary and contributing author to many area development plans, numerous master plans, form-based ... Read More

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