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Denver-Skyline

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 follow the Pecha Kucha format which is limited to 20 slides that...

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Denver skyline with road

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 of a successful project. As a thank you for attending Rail~Volution I've...

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Denver, Co city scene

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 recently at an evening hosted by the International Association for Public Participation...

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people on their cell phonesv

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 and the Q&A was lively. The session was co-sponsored by the...

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people at a public meeting

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 of their way to hear from the public. I was curious...

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