Author: Dave Biggs

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happy peaceful woman with laptop and ready to engage the Environmental Justic groups in her public involvement

8 Tips to Help You Reach Targeted Populations It’s no secret - the best public involvement is inclusive and increasingly it is being enforced as a requirement of planning efforts. Agencies around the world each have their own way of describing inclusiveness. In the US the EPA’s term is Environmental Justice (EJ) or Title VI. This requires the “fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people...

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public meeting

I think we can agree that the types of people who show up to public meetings are not very representative of the general population. This observation raises an important question. When we design our public engagement process, who should we be targeting? The keenest and most motivated participants are easy. They will show up no matter what. Unfortunately, there’s few of them and they usually hold...

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happy people looking up ready to participate in online public engagement

Increase engagement and save time and money with higher returns Public engagement budgets seem to be shrinking while expectations are heading in the other direction. Now that some of the online engagement tools have reached maturity, they can be the most cost-effective way to meet your community engagement targets. It’s no secret that traditional public meetings can be labor intensive and costly. A single public meeting can...

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highway

Online Public Involvement Tools for Transportation Agencies: Rationale, Best Practices, and Case Studies Date: Thursday, May 7, 2015Time: 1:00 – 2:30 P.M. ETRegistration link: Registration now closed Registration for the FHWA/FTA webinar on public involvement this week is now full - if you are interested in future webinars, please email media@metroquest.com. We will update this post with a recorded version of this webinar after May 7th. The Federal Highway...

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Washington, DC

Award-Winning Project Uses MetroQuest to Engage Their Community By 2040, the District of Columbia is projected to have more than 900,000 residents and 1 million jobs. moveDC, the District's Multimodal Long-Range Transportation Plan, is a blueprint for how the district can support tremendous growth through investments in all modes of transportation including transit, biking, walking, and driving. The American Planning Association bestowed the honor of the 2015...

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