Innovative and Measurable Public Engagement in a Digital Age
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. EDT
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Intended to provide professional planners with principles and skills for meaningful, effective engagement of residents and stakeholders which can be applied immediately. Beginning with fundamental principles and concepts, followed by various styles and methods, and concluding with application techniques.
Apathy, complexity, preconceived ideas, and busy schedules limit resident’s and stakeholder’s desire and ability to attend public meetings. Historically, organizations have relied on a standard public meeting format to obtain input, add project and political risk to this equation and it increases the need for purposeful engagement. How can local governments minimize time and risk associated with controversial or complex projects through meaningful public input? This session will outline lessons learned and strategies for being inclusive.
Jessica Hill, AICP
Benjamin Howell, firstname.lastname@example.org