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The response to COVID-19 has included several restrictions that limit what’s possible for planning agencies wishing to maintain momentum on community engagement efforts. Over 4,700 planners and public involvement professionals registered for this peer-to-peer dialog. Watch this popular on-demand webinar to explore their challenges and gather ideas about approaches and techniques to engage safely and effectively during this pandemic.
With the initial shock of March behind us, many planning teams are reimagining public engagement to keep their key projects moving forward during what could be 18 months of disruptions. Our panelists, Shane Sawyer from Virginia Department of Transportation, Stephen Stansbery from Kimley-Horn, and Bob Bini, Lancaster County Planning Department, discuss their strategies to overcome obstacles and maintain momentum on their planning projects.
In this innovative peer-to-peer exchange webinar, you’ll gain clarity on how thousands of your peers are charging forward. Through polls and Q&A, you’ll learn more about how your peers are transitioning to online public engagement, safely and effectively.
Stephen leads Kimley-Horn’s national mobility planning practice and is responsible for developing strategies that respond to 21st century challenges. He is a specialist in corridor and scenario planning, public engagement, and complete streets guidelines. Stephen believes “modern cities don’t have the time or resources for plans that create more problems than the challenges they were designed to fix—if you’re not contemplating trade-offs, you’re not really planning.” He’s a co-author of the MetroQuest-led, 100 Great Community Engagement Ideas.
Shane is the Multimodal Programs Manager in the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Transportation and Mobility Planning Division. Shane has been instrumental in efforts to increase public engagement in VDOT’s transportation planning studies and efforts utilizing a range of Virtual Public Involvement (VPI) techniques highlighted in the Federal Highway Administration’s Everyday Counts Program VPI initiative (EDC 5). Shane has been with VDOT for four years, prior to which he worked for a metropolitan planning organization for more than 15 years.
Mr. Bini is currently the Director for Transportation Planning for Lancaster County, PA. In this role, he oversees activities of the Lancaster County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) that include development of a new Metropolitan Transportation Plan, connects2040 and management of the biennial Transportation Improvement Program. He has a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from Rutgers University and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).
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