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About Dave Biggs

Dave is the Chief Engagement Officer of MetroQuest and an internationally-recognized author and public engagement strategist focusing on the use of software tools to enhance community participation for planning projects.

My First PechaKucha: Engagement…Optimized

Have you ever done a PechaKucha presentation? It’s a unique twist on the traditional PowerPoint. Presenters are limited to 20 slides and the slides advance automatically every 20 seconds, ready or not! The result is a 7-minute whirlwind. There are inevitable moments of humor and the pace is energizing. I did my first one [...]

By | June 23rd, 2017|Best practices, Conferences|0 Comments

Optimizing Online Engagement featuring MetroQuest

MetroQuest has earned its place as the most widely used community engagement software in large part because of the exceptional results that agencies and firms have been able to achieve – unprecedented levels of participation, informed public input and actionable results. Whether you are interested in trying MetroQuest for the first time or are [...]

By | February 15th, 2017|Engagement, Software features|2 Comments

Best Practices for Mobile Community Engagement

This year at the 2017 Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting I had the honor of joining a panel of experts to speak on the topic of community engagement in the age of mobile technology. Apparently the topic caught people’s attention. Despite being one of the final session at the conference, the turnout was excellent [...]

By | January 24th, 2017|Best practices, Conferences, Engagement|0 Comments

Engaging the Environmental Justice Community Online

This year at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting I had the honor of joining a panel of experts to speak on the topic of community engagement in the age of mobile technology. Apparently the topic caught people’s attention. Despite being one of the final session at the conference, the turnout was excellent [...]

By | January 24th, 2017|Best practices, Conferences, Engagement|0 Comments

Why Bother with Community Engagement?

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. Community engagement is a required component of planning projects. Some planners take a "check the box" approach and others go out [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|Best practices, Conferences, Engagement|2 Comments

A Recipe for Award-Winning Online Community Engagement featuring VIA

This highly visual webinar presents research findings, proven best practices, practical tips and award-winning case studies to guide agencies towards the successful application of online community engagement for planning projects. Participants walk away with an understanding about how to leverage digital engagement to achieve unprecedented results using cost-effective tools. This webinar showcases a wide [...]

By | November 7th, 2016|Webinars|1 Comment

Online Community Engagement for DOT’s & MPO’s: STIP/TIP Case Studies & Best Practices featuring NCDOT

This highly visual webinar features the North Carolina Department of Transportation. They discuss the innovative public involvement approach used for the NCDOT State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) 2018-2027. The process yielded unprecedented results and is being recognized as an example of best practices to help guide DOT’s and MPO’s across the US for their own [...]

By | November 7th, 2016|Webinars|0 Comments

A Recipe for Award-Winning Online Community Engagement featuring Anchorage

This highly visual 45-minute webinar presents research findings, proven best practices, practical tips and award-winning case studies to guide agencies towards the successful application of online community engagement for planning projects. Participants walk away with an understanding about how to leverage digital engagement to achieve unprecedented results using cost-effective tools. The webinar showcases a wide [...]

By | November 1st, 2016|Webinars|0 Comments

A Recipe for Award-Winning Online Community Engagement Featuring SCAG

This highly visual 45-minute webinar presents research findings, proven best practices, practical tips and award-winning case studies to guide agencies towards the successful application of online community engagement for planning projects. Participants walk away with an understanding about how to leverage digital engagement to achieve unprecedented results using cost-effective tools. The webinar showcases a wide [...]

By | October 28th, 2016|Webinars|0 Comments