[WEBINAR] Facing Contention ~ How to Detox Public Engagement
If you looking are you looking for effective ways to collect meaningful and constructive public input for controversial projects this webinar is for you.
Jeanette Janiczek from the City of Charlottesville with Jonathan Whitehurst and Sal Musarra from Kimley-Horn and Associates discuss their success with an innovative approach to public involvement on the contentious Belmont Bridge Replacement project.
Numerous forces have combined recently to create an increasingly toxic and adversarial climate for public engagement. These patterns and their effects are being felt across the country and its planners and community engagement staff who increasingly find themselves on the front lines of this conflict. Finding ways to design and manage public engagement efforts to maintain a respectful and productive dialog and collect meaningful and constructive public input is more important than ever.
This highly-visual webinar showcases the Belmont Bridge Replacement case study along with proven best practices, research findings, and practical tips to guide agencies towards the successful application of community engagement on hot button and contentious projects.
Watch this complimentary on-demand webinar to learn how to …
- Create a public engagement process to mitigate tensions
- Engage more people from a broader demographic to hear diverse viewpoints
- Collect informed and constructive public input on contentious topics
- Get past entrenched positions to understand community priorities
- Work with opposing groups to create a more harmonious outcome
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