Public Participation

Dr. Karen Trapenberg Frick suggests that in public participation processes, planners may find common ground with Tea Party and property rights activists.
Jul 31, 2014   California Planning and Development Report
An independent group is seeking to "ignite essential discussions about art in Los Angeles" by getting locals to put APPROVE or DISAPPROVE stickers on public art around the city.
May 12, 2011   MOCA-latte
That was David Motzenbecker's thought as he began a public meeting of the Minneapolis Planning Department, which inspired him to re-think how the city engages the public.
May 11, 2011   On The Commons
In 2009 we worked with Ron Thomas, Mary Means, and Goody Clancy to help plan and run a large 500+ person visioning event in the town of Shreveport.  We set up the event the night before with computers at every table for brainstorming Opinion
Mar 19, 2011   By Ken Snyder
NYC's Deputy Mayor of Operations Stephen Goldsmith reflects on the value of listening to people, and talks about the new crowdsourcing projects the city is rolling out.
Feb 27, 2011   Governing
Using the example of the failed regeneration of Green Bay's downtown led by Victor Gruen, Della Rucker argues that disregarding input from the public can have devastating repercussions.
Feb 14, 2011   New Geography
NIMBYism is obstructing the urban planning process, according to architect and New Urbanist Andres Duany. He suggests changing the public participation process to unclog the system.
Jan 11, 2011   Architect
"Give a Minute" is a program that seeks ideas for fixing cities directly from the people who use them, using ads in newspapers and displays in public spaces to ask a big question, such as "What would get you to walk, bike or take transit more often?"
Dec 25, 2010   Urban Omnibus
A simple sticker that says "I WISH THIS WAS" gives New Orleans residents a way to comment directly on their communities.
Dec 2, 2010   Candy Chang blog
Washington D.C.'s Metro is expecting a major increase in ridership over the next 30 years. To try to meet that demand, they're recruiting ideas from the public with a new outreach effort.
Dec 1, 2010   The City Fix
This post from <em>The City Fix</em> looks at various efforts to increase communication between transit riders and transit providers in Chicago.
Nov 18, 2010   The City Fix