Community Engagement

Here's a counter-intuitive proposition for transit agencies: feed the Twitter trolls.
Jan 20, 2016   The Urban Edge
By using the data provided by millions of Twitter users, two researchers discovered surprising insights into public sentiment in shrinking cities.
Jan 14, 2016   At Lincoln House
East Portland is home to 25 percent of the city's residents—many of which are low-income or immigrants. The East Portland Action Plan aims to protect the community as a wave of gentrification approaches.
Dec 17, 2015   The Oregonian
A new guidebook by the Montréal Urban Ecology Centre can help improve a critical part of the job for all planners.
Dec 7, 2015   Project For Public Spaces
A group of teens were recently participated in the comprehensive planning process for the city of Rockville, Maryland.
Oct 24, 2015   Rockville View
The process of building tactile models of neighborhoods as tools for planning outreach just got an upgrade with a high-tech, interactive Lego model built for the Boston area.
Oct 19, 2015   CityLab
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A few key considerations, implemented during a public engagement process, can ensure active and engaged participation from commonly marginalized groups and individuals. Exclusive
Sep 9, 2015  By James Rojas
Pasadena recently elected its first new mayor in 16 years, and the city is completing a 20-year General Plan Update that aims to continue animating downtown Pasadena by addressing growth and mobility simultaneously.
Aug 30, 2015   The Planning Report
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Sean O'Malley and Andrew Watkins, of the landscape architecture, planning, and urban design firm SWA, describe the benefits of a design process that empowers people and communities to participate. Exclusive
Aug 4, 2015  By Sean O'Malley and Andrew Watkins
Community engagement on planning subjects is fraught with the potential for boredom and political conflict. The former mayor of Chattanooga recounts lessons gained while combating those possibilities over a 40-year career.
Jul 10, 2015   Governing - City Accelerator
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Amid growing skepticism, an international gathering examines the useful benefits for an age of critical urban challenges. Exclusive
Jun 3, 2015  By Michael Mehaffy