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Soul 2018 Conference

Meet MetroQuest at SOUL 2018 Next Week Are you planning to attend SOUL 2018 next week?  Let’s plan to meet in Winnipeg at this year’s Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) National Conference. At SOUL 2018, the program will challenge all of us to reflect on what SOUL means to the Planning Community across Canada, to mesh practical with thoughtful, through the lens of this dynamic city...

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Minnesota Highway

Every year, the Transportation Research Board (TRB) searches for the best public involvement case studies for it’s popular “John and Jane Q. Public Competition.” This year, we are thrilled to share that the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has taken home the grand prize for their innovative public involvement work on their Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan and the Minnesota 20-Year State Highway Investment Plan!   The agency used MetroQuest for online public engagement throughout the process, including the use of tablet-based engagement at innovative community events.   This year’s...

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Mike Walsh, MetroQuest

Welcome to the first of our new blog series entitled “Meet MetroQuest!” In this series, we’ll introduce the exceptional people who make up the MetroQuest team. We’re passionate about online public engagement, leading edge government technology, and delivering the best solutions to ensure citizens are involved in the planning of great cities. This blog series is a chance for us to celebrate our passionate people and their dedication.    In this first interview, we introduce...

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Watch this new video to learn how online public engagement can be optimized for your transportation or urban planning projects! Online tools are a critical part of the public engagement tool box. This video will help you optimize your online engagement for the best results. MetroQuest has become the most widely used online public engagement software and it's time to learn from the best performing case studies. You'll...

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Get the key takeaways and discover new insights from 34 sessions on public engagement at APA NPC18! Did you miss some of the 34 fabulous sessions on public participation at APA's 2018 National Planning Conference in New Orleans? This fast paced 30-minute webinar features insights from three planning veterans freshly back from the conference.   Join Michelle Nance AICP, Planning Director at Centralina Council of Governments,...

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At last month’s Gartner Symposium and ITxpo, Gartner explained why citizen engagement is critical to the success of smart cities. Making a city smart goes beyond optimizing traffic patterns and parking availability. Today, smart city planning is much less about technology and much more about people. "The way forward is a community-driven, bottom-up approach where citizens are an integral part of designing and developing smart cities,...

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