Community Engagement

Feature
February 14, 2018, 9am PST
Storytelling are a key tool for planners. Here are a few tips on how to integrate storytelling into planning processes.
James Rojas
February 2, 2018, 12pm PST
A new report from the Regional Plan Association, expected for release early next week, will provide suggestions for how the city of New York can empower community boards.
AM New York
November 26, 2017, 9am PST
Harvard Square bears the name of a prestigious private university, but it's still public space. More community organizations are taking a role in determining its future in an era of change for the historic location.
Harvard Magazine
September 11, 2017, 10am PDT
Equity is a popular topic of discussion, but how can planning organizations address that within their structure? What are some actions that they can take to include equity in everyday operations?
PlanIt - Metropolitan Council
September 8, 2017, 11am PDT
The community's hard work has helped Flint planners take an inventory of its building stock, as well as secure needed funding from the federal government.
Center for Community Progress
August 20, 2017, 5am PDT
Community engagement is a powerful tool to guide investments toward the places we inhabit.
PlanIt - Metropolitan Council
Feature
August 9, 2017, 9am PDT
With the recently adopted Community Greening Plan, Capital Region Water has committed to the implementation of green stormwater infrastructure in Harrisburg. The plan is empowering residents to partner in stormwater management.
Claire Maulhardt, Andrew Dobshinsky
May 12, 2017, 9am PDT
The city of San Jose and designers from the University of California, Davis have completed a community-led design process to raise awareness about the connections between the kitchen, sewers, and the environment.
The Confluence
May 11, 2017, 10am PDT
The makers of Pokémon Go, touted for its potential to activate sedentary Americans since its release last year, will take more initiative to participate in community-based events.
Fast Company Co.Design
April 18, 2017, 5am PDT
A story about how a simple proposal, made by a resident, produced results in the New Jersey borough of Paramus.
NorthJersey.com
April 11, 2017, 2pm PDT
A decade into its history, the hyperlocal social media site Nextdoor is looking for feedback and hoping to expand its reach before the 2018 and 2020 elections.
Politico
April 4, 2017, 10am PDT
While Atlanta gets ready for new transit service, its suburbs may not be so lucky.
Curbed Atlanta
February 11, 2017, 5am PST
Four small cities across the country are seeing positive results with non-traditional public engagement strategies like bouncy castles, beer coasters, and ball games.
Orton Family Foundation
Feature
January 18, 2017, 8am PST
The rise of white nationalist politics has many implications for the ideas of a just city.
Jason Reece
January 3, 2017, 7am PST
A recent city audit has empowered Portland's new mayor, Ted Wheeler, to criticize the Office of Neighborhood Involvement in Portland.
Livable Portland
Blog post
December 4, 2016, 1pm PST
What is the highest purpose of community engagement? Why do some planners go all out to hear from the public? This article dives into these questions based on nine interviews conducted at APA 2016.
Dave Biggs
September 18, 2016, 5am PDT
Want parking reform without tears?
CityLab
Blog post
September 8, 2016, 10am PDT
Trust between the public and government agencies is low, and democracies are paralyzed without it. How can community engagement help restore trust? This post outlines the challenge and a process for solving it.
Dave Biggs
August 25, 2016, 8am PDT
Community input is crucial to a plan that would wrap Portland in a ring of greenery and pathways.
Next City
August 4, 2016, 7am PDT
Do video games have anything to teach kids? Hazel Borys says yes, in moderation.
PlaceShakers