Conferences

[CONFERENCE] Ask MetroQuest About MPO Public Involvement Trends at AMPO

Are you attending the 2018 AMPO Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas next week? If yes, please visit the MetroQuest team! As Silver Sponsors this year, we’ve got lots in store ... including the latest trends in public involvement. While Metropolitan Planning Organizations are mandated to involve the public in transportation planning, their outreach [...]

By |2018-09-18T10:27:34+00:00September 18th, 2018|Categories: Conferences, Engagement, News|0 Comments

[CONFERENCE] See You at SOUL 2018 – Canadian Institute of Planners

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, [...]

By |2018-08-28T16:09:10+00:00July 11th, 2018|Categories: Conferences, Meet MetroQuest|0 Comments

[WEBINAR] How to Design Public Engagement to Find Common Ground

A recipe for 5-star public engagement – how to find common desires and build a winning plan! When it comes to urban and transportation planning, motivated groups with competing demands often emerge in community outreach efforts. In this on-demand webinar, you'll learn how online community engagement can help find common ground to build a [...]

By |2018-08-28T13:25:26+00:00February 28th, 2018|Categories: Conferences|0 Comments

The Rowdy and Exciting Rail~Volution PK Slam Event

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 [...]

By |2018-09-13T09:37:31+00:00September 24th, 2017|Categories: Conferences|0 Comments

My First PechaKucha: Engagement…Optimized

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 [...]

By |2018-09-14T16:27:32+00:00June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Best practices, Conferences|0 Comments

Best Practices for Mobile Community Engagement

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 [...]

By |2017-01-26T16:07:55+00:00January 24th, 2017|Categories: Best practices, Conferences, Engagement|0 Comments

Engaging the Environmental Justice Community Online

This year at the 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 [...]

By |2017-01-25T20:49:27+00:00January 24th, 2017|Categories: Best practices, Conferences, Engagement|0 Comments

Why Bother with Community Engagement?

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 [...]

By |2017-02-01T17:21:43+00:00December 13th, 2016|Categories: Best practices, Conferences, Engagement|2 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 |2017-01-25T20:49:28+00:00June 21st, 2016|Categories: Best practices, Conferences, Engagement|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 |2017-01-25T20:49:31+00:00May 6th, 2016|Categories: Best practices, Conferences|1 Comment