Bringing New Life to an Old Plan

APA Kansas Chapter


Friday, October 20, 2017
11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. CDT

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How the City of Manhattan revived an old plan through branding, public engagement, and learn-as-you-go 3-D modeling. The session will include how the City of Manhattan gave a face-lift to an old, but still relevant plan, in terms of content, to gain political will from the public and key stakeholders through creative engagement; the traditional means (open houses, TV, radio, etc.) as well as modern means (online surveys, 3-D model fly-throughs, and social media).  Key points of the presentation are:


1. Discuss our engagement strategy wins.


2. Present an introduction to CityEngine and how the visualization and application of it and other technology relates to public input.

3. Discuss implementation strategies stemming from the momentum of a successful planning process


Ben Chmiel, AICP

Invited Speaker

Chmiel graduated from Kansas State University with a Masters in Regional and Community Planning in 2014. He began working for the City of Manhattan the same year as a Long-Range Planner and recently became AICP. Read More

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