January 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Participatory Planning – Improving Your Community Engagement Efforts
Many of our public processes require some form of community outreach and engagement, but do these efforts lead to meaningful community engagement? Yes, we can tick the box to say that we’ve held the requisite public hearing or placed the public advertisement, has the community been reached? We will delve into tools and techniques to expand public outreach and engagement to help planners reach the community. Tools to reach consensus, get public approval, find out about community issues, and build public ownership all while building meaningful relationships will be discussed.