Building Deeper Engagement from the Start

APA New Jersey Chapter


Friday, May 5, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. EDT

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We will present a workshop and discussion focusing on techniques for deeper engagement with diverse communities and stakeholders. This will start as an activity in which attendees will participate, a sort of participatory metaphor for engagement in amongst diverse groups in creative placemaking projects. We will then transition to a round-table discussion of the ways in which participants engage multiple, diverse players in creative placemaking projects. We will kick off the discussion using our Transportation for America’s (T4A) work in Nashville’s Nolensville Pike with partners Conexión America and the Salahadeen Center.

Participants will have space to learn from best practice of other practitioners in terms of new techniques for beginning projects with deeper engagement from multiple players. Participants may also takeaway techniques of using performance and improvisation to kick off projects and create creative relationships between groups. Participants will also have familiarity with the long-term value of truly engaging all parties from the get-go.


Ben Stone


Mallory Nezam


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Leonardo Vazquez,