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Meaningful public input is critical to creating bike, pedestrian and transit plans that truly meet the needs of the communities they serve. Join Indianapolis MPO for a fast-paced tour through its ground-breaking formula for engaging the public in alternative transportation planning.
Our friend Jen Higginbotham, AICP, Principal Planner at Indianapolis MPO, shares her step-by-step formula for blending online engagement with traditional involvement methods in a cost-effective way that consistently engages large numbers of residents. You’ll learn how Indianapolis MPO collects massive amounts of usable public input to inform better alternative transportation plans.
Creating engaging surveys is both an art and a science. Join Jen and Dave Biggs, Chief Engagement Officer at MetroQuest, as they share best practices for designing surveys that deliver actionable public input for your plans.
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“Great suggestions for thinking outside the box when it comes to public engagement.”
“This was a very helpful and insightful presentation. It provided good evidence on the effectiveness of online community engagement.”
Jen Higginbotham, AICP, joined the Indianapolis MPO in January, 2013. She holds a Bachelor of Urban Planning and Development from Ball State University and has worked on both the private and public side of planning. She has been involved in the creation of comprehensive plans, land use ordinances, thoroughfare plans, downtown plans, parks master plans, transit planning, bikeway and pedestrian planning, and has substantial experience with public engagement.
Dave is a die-hard champion of all things related to community engagement. He has built a reputation for leading edge community outreach. Dave is an internationally-recognized speaker, author, and public engagement strategist. He is honored to serve as an advisor on best practices for public involvement to many planning agencies such as APA, FHWA, and TRB as well as public participation organizations including IAP2 and NCDD.
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