Community Outreach

Blog post
April 14, 2016, 5am PDT

As I do every year at the APA National Conference, I did my best to catch as many community engagement sessions as possible. Here are highlights, takeaways, and the common threads I noticed this year.

Dave Biggs
May 17, 2015, 9am PDT
A series of public outreach events are being held in Pershing Square to determine how to make the park more engaging. Live music and fewer physical barriers to entry are among the ideas suggested.
LA Downtown News
April 16, 2015, 7am PDT
Fairfax County, Virginia is taking an innovative approach to crowdsourcing feedback on how to improve bicycle infrastructure around transit stations.
Greater Greater Washington
March 31, 2014, 10am PDT
Connecting competence to organized support is key to reversing the Sisyphean cycle of urban placemaking.
Better! Cities & Towns
Feature
March 5, 2014, 5am PST
With cities seeking to involve diverse voices in city-making to get beyond “the usual suspects,” Vancouver urbanists Brent Toderian and Jillian Glover examine how cities in their region are finding new ways to increase civic participation.
Brent Toderian
October 18, 2012, 11am PDT
Kelly Morphy provides tips and strategies on improving civic engagement - the key to healthy communities and desired outcomes.
Better Cities & Towns
May 20, 2012, 1pm PDT
Stephen Lee Davis investigates a campaign by Baton Rouge community groups to revive its bus service as it teetered on the brink of collapse.
Transportation for America
August 26, 2010, 12pm PDT
Roughly 600 University of Oregon students will take part in the university's Sustainable Cities Initiative, which pulls together students of architecture, planning, law, journalism and business to make a plan to fix downtown Salem.
New York Times/Greenwire