Equitable Inclusion in Virtual Community Engagement Webinar
June 16, 2020 2:00PM - 3:15PM EST
Contact: Holly Madill, and Tyler Quinn-Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org
How can community leaders continue to engage stakeholders and other members of the public in important local decisions when staying safe means staying home?
The MSU National Charrette Institute and the Form-Based Codes Institute at Smart Growth America are partnering to deliver a series of webinars to provide local leaders, developers and advocates with tools and examples for staying in touch, sharing ideas, and getting interactive feedback to keep critical decisions moving forward.
Many of these techniques, while essential in this time of separation, have the potential to engage new, hard-to-reach segments of the community, and will be useful, even beyond this current crisis.
One of the greatest challenges in any community engagement effort is ensuring that all stakeholder groups have a voice. Virtual tools can exclude or discourage stakeholders who do not have the resources or knowledge to participate. But, they can also provide access for individuals who often have been excluded or chose not to participate.
In this webinar, a panel of experts will explore how virtual platforms and tools can, along with other methods, bring the voices and perspectives of all groups affected into the decision-making process.
Ashley Cash, comprehensive planning administrator at the City of Memphis in Tennessee
Calvin Gladney, president and CEO of Smart Growth America
Karen Parolek, principal and CFO of Opticos Design
Ebony Walden, founder & principal at Ebony Walden Consulting.
Who Should Attend
Anyone involved in transforming communities and organizations – local government leaders, city and regional planners, developers, architects, land use and transportation planning consultants, and citizen advocates.
This webinar has been submitted for 1.0 continuing education hours by the AIA, 1.0 certificate maintenance credits by AICP, and 1.0 professional development hour by the ASLA.
How to Register
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