Outreach

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 11, 2017, 7am PST
A report on the current state of Internet technology used by 600 cities across the United States, including recommended steps cities should take to improve their technology assets in 2017-2018.
William Riggs
December 19, 2015, 7am PST
Code for America has released an Engagement Standard that provides concepts for measuring the quality of new engagement platform technology—not a bad tool to have in the perpetual quest to increase the quality of engagement processes.
User Experience Magazine
October 19, 2015, 9am PDT
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.
CityLab
Feature
January 27, 2015, 5am PST
The following report surveys the current state of Internet technology as employed by the planning departments of over 500 cities in the United States.
William Riggs
November 18, 2013, 5am PST
With Boston's first parklets off to a slow start, observers wonder whether their low usage is due to poor planning, bad design, or insufficient outreach. With the parklets set to reopen in the spring, can they be tweaked to succeed?
Boston Globe
May 1, 2013, 10am PDT
The divergent routes to approvals for two apartment complex developments just a mile apart show how important it is to engage both government and the surrounding community early in the process.
The Washington Post
May 18, 2009, 7am PDT
Neal Peirce looks at a broad citizen outreach program in Montgomery County, Maryland, engages its growing immigrant population by actually interacting with them face-to-face.
Citiwire