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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.

A Recipe for Award-Winning Online Community Engagement with Plan Hillsborough

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

By | June 29th, 2016|Webinars|0 Comments

Public Involvement for Transportation Planning at TxDOT

Public Involvement for Transportation Planning at TxDOT On June 15-17, the 2016 Transportation Planning Conference hosted by TxDOT brought together transportation planning professionals from throughout Texas to discuss best practices and review leading case studies in the field of transportation planning. The well-attended Public Involvement panel session was recorded and we are pleased to [...]

By | June 21st, 2016|Best practices, Conferences, Engagement|0 Comments

A Recipe for Award-Winning Online Community Engagement with the City of Abbotsford

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

By | June 14th, 2016|Webinars|0 Comments

A Recipe for Award-Winning Online Community Engagement

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

By | May 16th, 2016|Webinars|0 Comments

Good & Bad News: 6 Trends in Online Community Engagement

Civic tech, and particularly online community engagement, has grown dramatically over the past few years. For years the field was in it's infancy with only a few players and early adopters experimenting with new approaches. We're now in the teenage years, with rapid growth in the number of vendors and agencies taking the leap. [...]

By | May 6th, 2016|Best practices|0 Comments

Community Engagement Highlights from APA 2016

Whether you attended the American Planning Association 2016 National Conference or not, you likely missed some of the great dialogue on community engagement, because the program was packed. As I do every year, I did my best to catch as many highlights, takeaways, and trends as possible. Here are ones that stood out for [...]

By | May 6th, 2016|Best practices, Conferences|1 Comment

What I Learned When an Angry Mob Destroyed My Public Meeting

One of my pet peeves is how we fill conference programs and websites with the most successful case studies and we don't talk about our most potent learning experiences - when things went wrong. Maybe we just need a safe place to talk about these important learning opportunities. When things go wrong in public [...]

By | March 14th, 2016|Best practices, Engagement|4 Comments

Tip of the Iceberg: Seeking Real Accessibility in Community Engagement

Ensuring that community engagement opportunities are open to all residents is not only the law, it's also good for planning. Incorporating a diversity of viewpoints improves plans, facilitates implementation, and frankly leads to better communities that meet the needs of all residents. Unfortunately too often the accessibility discussion doesn't get out of first gear. [...]

By | March 10th, 2016|Best practices, Engagement, Software features|2 Comments

Video – Best Practices for Online Public Engagement for DOTs

This 41-minute video presents a series of case studies, best practices and tips to guide DOT’s towards the successful application of online public engagement for a variety of projects. Award-winning LRTP, STIP, TIP, NEPA, EIS, corridor, highway, transit, TOD and participatory budgeting projects that successfully leveraged innovative digital engagement are presented. From crowdsourcing platforms to [...]

By | March 9th, 2016|Webinars|0 Comments

Getting the Most Out of Online Engagement

This webinar presents an overview of the MetroQuest Public Involvement Software to help both new and existing users get the best results from their online community engagement. The video covers the latest features, screen types, best practices and tips on everything from planning and promoting your site to analyzing and reporting the results. You’ll learn [...]

By | March 8th, 2016|Webinars|1 Comment