Author: Dave Biggs

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digital media for online public engagement

MetroQuest was honored to be included in the program of the 4th Annual Summit on Public Consultation & Engagement in Toronto on November 5-6, 2014. The event brought together a wide range of public engagement experts and a diverse range of delegates from the public and private sectors. We hope you enjoy this recording of the 18-minute plenary presentation “How to Use Digital Media For Faster...

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people giving public input on MetroQuest scenario survey screen

Scenarios aren’t new but they certainly have evolved. While the concept of scenario planning can be traced back to the military, planners have been using scenarios for decades. In a nutshell, scenario planning involves creating a variety of possible alternative futures and using them to inform dialog about choices and then ideally, decision making. It’s a kind of “what-if?” exercise. Having been involved in scenario planning...

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Ray Chiaramonte APA award

It all came together for me at the Rail~Volution conference in Minneapolis. Is your organization like ours with a select few traveling the world collecting and sharing stories about your work while the rest of the staff remain at home relatively isolated? I travel and collect stories. I find that they recharge my batteries and reinforce my sense of purpose. What I realized that day in Minneapolis...

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Minneapolis skyline

After successfully using MetroQuest as the online engagement platform on several projects at other Kimley-Horn locations, the Twin Cities office has followed suit to become the latest member of the MetroQuest partner program. This means that the location will enjoy discounted pricing for the use of MetroQuest as well as a host of other partner benefits. “The Kimley-Horn Twin Cities office is very excited to partner with...

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Carolyn Lukensmeyer speaks on public engagement

It was great fun to reconnect last week with friend, mentor and collaborator Dr. Carolyn Lukensmeyer at Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue. For those who don’t know her, Dr. Lukensmeyer is the Executive Director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse and founder of America Speaks. As one of the foremost citizen engagement practitioners in North America, she has gathered public input on issues ranging from...

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