In April, we teamed up with public engagement and equity experts Stephen Stansbery, National Mobility Practice Lead at Kimley-Horn, Jamille Robbins, Public Involvement Group Leader at North Carolina DOT, Christine Edwards, Principal at Amplify Consulting and Simone Robinson, Principal at Public Participation Partners for a Forum on Equity and Public Engagement for Transportation Planning. Dave Biggs, MetroQuest’s Chief Engagement Officer, led the panel through the hour-long discussion, uncovering effective strategies for diverse public engagement and highlighting successful case studies from the local to the state scale.
To wrap up the discussion, Biggs turned to the panel for a Q&A, asking them 3 critical questions surrounding equitable outreach. We’ve compiled the panelists’ responses for each question. Take a look at each short video for their answers…
Question #1: How will we know that we are successful in being more inclusive?
Question #2: With the pandemic complicating in-person engagement opportunities, how can we still achieve equitable outreach and engage with Title VI communities?
Question #3: How can planners get adequate resources or funding for equitable outreach strategies?
To learn more about how to identify and remove barriers to community engagement, I encourage you to watch the on-demand recording for the full details:
Forum on Equity and Public Engagement for Transportation Planning
Equitable outcomes in public decision-making is taking the spotlight in 2021. In this webinar forum, public engagement and equity experts join forces to highlight the most effective approaches for meaningful and diverse engagement that leads to actionable plans and more equitable communities.