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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.

[Webinar] Mastering Online Public Engagement for LRTPs

If you looking for cost-effective ways to engage the public for Long Range Transportation Planning (LRTP) projects this webinar is for you. Mastering Online Public Engagement for LRTPs Thursday, December 7 11 am Pacific | 12 pm Mountain | 1 pm Central | 2 pm Eastern Register Now Details Join Bob Brendal from [...]

By | 2017-11-27T16:54:50+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Best practices, Engagement|0 Comments

Webinar: How to Optimize Online Engagement for Government Agencies

Watch Webinar Recording About the Webinar Government agencies frequently ask how they can get the best results from online community engagement. This webinar presents a visual tour of the strategies that agencies of all sizes can use to achieve unprecedented levels of participation, informed public input and actionable results. Whether you are interested in [...]

By | 2017-09-27T17:45:11+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Webinars|0 Comments

The Rowdy and Exciting Rail~Volution PK Slam Event

Watch Dave's PK Slam The highlight of the Rail~Volution conference every year is the rowdy and exciting PK Slam event and this year was no exception. A standing room only audience packed the History Colorado Center on the evening of September 19th for a series of carefully selected rapid fire presentations. The presentations must [...]

By | 2017-10-30T16:29:42+00:00 September 24th, 2017|Conferences|0 Comments

Thank You Gifts for Rail~Volution Attendees

Many thanks for all you do to improve our transportation systems After 20+ years of urban and transportation planning and, in particular, community engagement, I know how challenging and worthwhile it is to work in this field. After examining over 250 case studies we're pleased to share some important lessons learned about the ingredients [...]

By | 2017-09-19T14:43:43+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|3 Comments

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 | 2017-06-23T11:55:06+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Best practices, Conferences|0 Comments

The Wisdom of Engaging Nervous Cyclists

It was clear to the City of Toronto that engaging less confident cyclists that make up 60% of the population, yet seldom come to community meetings, might be the key to dramatic mode shifts in the city. Here's how it happened. One of my favorite tasks is interviewing clients to prepare a case study. [...]

By | 2017-05-04T13:38:30+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Best practices, Engagement, Projects|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 | 2017-02-15T17:06:24+00:00 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 | 2017-01-26T16:07:55+00:00 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 | 2017-01-25T20:49:27+00:00 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 | 2017-02-01T17:21:43+00:00 December 13th, 2016|Best practices, Conferences, Engagement|2 Comments