RSPV Today: Equitable Inclusion in Virtual Community Engagement Webinar

The National Charrette Institute and the Form-Based Codes Institute partner to deliver webinars on the topics of tools and techniques and equitable inclusion for virtual community engagement.

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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 decision making moving forward.

The last webinar in this free series takes place on June 16. Space is still available so reserve your space today


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.  

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What: Equitable Inclusion in Virtual Community Engagement Webinar
When: June 16, 2020, from 2:00-3:15 p.m. EST.  
Who: Anyone involved in transforming communities and organizations-local government leaders, city and regional planers, developer architects, land use and transportation planning consultants, and citizen advocates. 
Register: Register online today.

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.


Last week, NCI and the Form-Based Codes Institute hosted the second webinar in the Virtual Engagement Series.  

This webinar focused on the nuts and bolts of virtual community engagement. It provided a framework for thinking through how people participate online and then walked through examples of engagement tools from communities who are using them. 

The recorded webinar is now available online

Also available are some resources to help with online engagement. The NCI has compiled a list of tools for online engagement and MSU Extension has made several videos available on the topic of community engagement. 

The Virtual Community Engagement Webinar Series provides local leaders, developers and advocates with tools and examples for staying in touch, sharing ideas, and getting interactive feedback to keep critical decision making moving forward.

More information on the first webinar in the series, including the recording, is available online. Learn more at .  

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