Tools & Techniques for Virtual Community Engagement Webinar

June 2, 2020 2:00PM - 3:15PM EST


Contact: Holly Madill, and Tyler Quinn-Smith,

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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.

On June 2, hear from experts and practitioners about how a range of virtual engagement tools are being used to bring citizen stakeholders into critical public policy decision making when face-to-face engagement is not an option.

Across the country, local governments are keeping the wheels of government turning on virtual platforms, which are being utilized for polling, brainstorming and discussions, collaborative design, and public hearings. Some are finding these new methods more welcoming, making it easier for stakeholders, who were previously left out, to participate.

Join us for a discussion on what these platforms are, how they are being used, and the promise they hold for expanding engagement in the long-term, even when face-to-face options are again possible.


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.

Continuing Education

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

Select the Register button to reserve you space for this free event.


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