Participatory Planning in Health and Transportation

You'll learn about:

  • Creative ways to collect and use new forms of data to support health and transportation planning
  • Key strategies to support cross-sector collaboration in health and transportation planning
  • How to tap into existing community groups to increase participation in community planning
  • How to develop outreach plans beyond traditional workshops and strategies to reach disenfranchised communities

New York City agencies have begun to adopt new, people-oriented, inclusive approaches to transform the role that government plays in planning. From innovative strategies to plan with residents in the places where they live, work, and play to creative educational toolkits that break down complex policies and processes, this session will explore how city agencies and planning advocates are increasing civic engagement and creating meaningful plans for our streets and neighborhoods.  

Learn about the work of three distinct partners working to increase participation in planning: The New York City Department of Transportation, the Center for Health Equity at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Center for Urban Pedagogy. Following a discussion of accessibility, trust-building, and equitable development, you will be invited to try new approaches to participatory planning through hands-on activities and facilitated dialogue.