Public Participation in the NewInformation AgeDaniel Fortier, Dennis Town PlannerPresented to the MAPD ConferenceJune 4, 2...
Traditional MethodsPress Release Hold Meeting
In recent years we havebecome the world of thesound-byte, and immediacyof news.
We have also become amore spread out societywhere traditionalcommunications no longerprevail.
Public Communication andInformation is all aboutoptions. Newspapers, radioand TV are beingsupplanted.
Podcasts, Viral Video, Blogsare supplementing andsupplanting traditionalmedia.Stay Up to Date with APAFollow us onFacebook...
Advantages of the New Information Age Information Available to the public24/7 You get your message out Find your audien...
Information Available to the public 24/7
You get your message out
Find your audience where they areon their schedule
Improved service delivery
Widespread Collaboration
What’s Available?
Who is out there?A non-profit organizationrepresenting all downtownNew Bedford, MAstakeholders and dedicatedto making the ...
Dennis Planning DepartmentBlogging
File Sharing, Videos, SlideshowsSurveys, Polls and whatnot
File Sharing, Videos, SlideshowsSurveys, Polls and whatnot
File Sharing, Videos, SlideshowsSurveys, Polls and whatnot
“As a rule, he -or she- whohas the most informationwill have the greatestsuccess in life.” Disraeli
“Information is anegotiators greatestweapon.” Victor KiamSo what are we waiting for?
Find this slide show at:http://www.slideshare.net/dennismaplanner
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Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010InteractiveBusiness Directories and WebsiteLinks
Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010On-LineMarketing and PromotionHistoric Tours an...
Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Branding On-LineCost EffectiveMeans of Reaching...
Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Branding On-LineTesting Ideas with Public Input
Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010On-LineVisual PreferenceSurvey®West Concord Vil...
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Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010
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Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010VPSResults Posted On-Line
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Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Design WorkshopsTypical Concept Plan - Plan View
Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Design WorkshopsPhotos Sketches with Tablets
Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Design WorkshopsPhotos Sketches with Tablets
Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Design WorkshopsPhotos Sketches with Tablets
Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Design WorkshopsPhotos Sketches with Tablets
Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Design WorkshopsPhotos Sketches with Tablets
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Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo Simulations - New and Infill DevelopmentE...
Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo Simulations - New and Infill DevelopmentP...
Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo SimulationsBranding and SignageExisting
Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo SimulationsBranding and SignageProposed
Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo SimulationsBranding and SignageExisting
Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo SimulationsBranding and SignageProposed
Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo SimulationsMarketing and SignageExisting
Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo SimulationsMarketing and SignageProposed
Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo SimulationsStreetscape ImprovementsExisting
Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo SimulationsStreetscape ImprovementsProposed
Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo SimulationsStreetscape ImprovementsExisting
Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo SimulationsStreetscape ImprovementsProposed
Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo SimulationsStreetscape ImprovementsExisting
Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo SimulationsStreetscape ImprovementsProposed
Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo SimulationsFaçade Improvements/Adaptive R...
Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo SimulationsFaçade Improvements/Adaptive R...
Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo SimulationsFaçade ImprovementsExisting
Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo SimulationsFaçade ImprovementsProposed
Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo SimulationsFaçade ImprovementsExisting
Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo SimulationsFaçade ImprovementsProposed
Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo SimulationsFaçade ImprovementsExisting Pr...
Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo SimulationsFaçade ImprovementsExisting Pr...
Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo SimulationsWaterfront EnhancementsExisting
Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo SimulationsWaterfront EnhancementsProposed
Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Design Workshops - 3-DVisualizationsPerspective...
Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Design Workshops - 3-DVisualizationsPerspective...
Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Design Workshops - 3-DVisualizationsPerspective...
Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Design Workshops - 3-DVisualizationsPerspective...
Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Design Workshops - 3-DVisualizationsInfill Deve...
Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Computer AnimationsTODand TNDProjects
Public Participation inthe New Information EraMassachusetts Association of Planning DirectorsAnnual ConferenceJune 4, 2010...
Current Public NotificationMethods Post Notice in Town Hall Place Legal Ad in Newspaper Mail Notice to Abutters Perhap...
Post Notice in Town Hall
Place Legal Ad in NewspaperNew York TimesHeadlines10-27-08 Newspaper Circulation Continues to DeclineRapidly4-27-09 Fall i...
Place Legal Ad in NewspaperWashingtonPost10-27-09"Newspapers have ceased to be a mass medium byany stretch of the imaginat...
Mail Notice to Abutters$238 billion loss for U.S. mail;Saturday delivery may endCNNMoney.com 3-2-10
Perhaps Post Notice on Web Site
Meeting/Participation Issues Scheduling conflicts Remote participation-- Board members at meetings-- Public discussion ...
Summary Today’s public participation methods are basedon centuries-old technology New technology is available with the p...
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  1. 1. Public Participation in the NewInformation AgeDaniel Fortier, Dennis Town PlannerPresented to the MAPD ConferenceJune 4, 2010
  2. 2. Traditional MethodsPress Release Hold Meeting
  3. 3. In recent years we havebecome the world of thesound-byte, and immediacyof news.
  4. 4. We have also become amore spread out societywhere traditionalcommunications no longerprevail.
  5. 5. Public Communication andInformation is all aboutoptions. Newspapers, radioand TV are beingsupplanted.
  6. 6. Podcasts, Viral Video, Blogsare supplementing andsupplanting traditionalmedia.Stay Up to Date with APAFollow us onFacebook andTwitter
  7. 7. Advantages of the New Information Age Information Available to the public24/7 You get your message out Find your audience where they areon their schedule Improved service delivery Widespread Collaboration
  8. 8. Information Available to the public 24/7
  9. 9. You get your message out
  10. 10. Find your audience where they areon their schedule
  11. 11. Improved service delivery
  12. 12. Widespread Collaboration
  13. 13. What’s Available?
  14. 14. Who is out there?A non-profit organizationrepresenting all downtownNew Bedford, MAstakeholders and dedicatedto making the heart of thecity an economicallyhealthy, welcoming, vibrantplace to work, live, andvisit.Town of Brookline Planning & CommunityDevelopment Department Follow us onTwitter- @brooklinema
  15. 15. Dennis Planning DepartmentBlogging
  16. 16. File Sharing, Videos, SlideshowsSurveys, Polls and whatnot
  17. 17. File Sharing, Videos, SlideshowsSurveys, Polls and whatnot
  18. 18. File Sharing, Videos, SlideshowsSurveys, Polls and whatnot
  19. 19. “As a rule, he -or she- whohas the most informationwill have the greatestsuccess in life.” Disraeli
  20. 20. “Information is anegotiators greatestweapon.” Victor KiamSo what are we waiting for?
  21. 21. Find this slide show at:http://www.slideshare.net/dennismaplanner
  22. 22. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Public Participation in theNew Computer AgeMAPDAnnual ConferenceTed Brovitz, TheCecil GroupJune4, 2010
  23. 23. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Public Participation in theNew Computer AgeApplications in Strategic Planning, Revitalization and Urban Design Project Websites Community Surveys Blogs and Other Interactive Tools Visual Preference Surveys Photo Simulations Design Workshops Animations
  24. 24. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Public Participation in theNew Computer AgeRevitalization and Economic DevelopmentCost EffectiveTools for Reaching aBroad Audience Websites for Downtowns and Business Parks Market Analysis - Business, Property Owner and Resident Surveys Marketing and Branding Programs Interactive Business Directories and Web Links Promotions and Events Development Incentives and Properties for Sale On-line Catalogs Email Blasts Blogs
  25. 25. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010InteractiveBusiness Directories and WebsiteLinks
  26. 26. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010On-LineMarketing and PromotionHistoric Tours and MapsBrochuresAnnouncementsNewsletter and Catalogs
  27. 27. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Branding On-LineCost EffectiveMeans of Reaching LargeAudience
  28. 28. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Branding On-LineTesting Ideas with Public Input
  29. 29. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010On-LineVisual PreferenceSurvey®West Concord VillageExample VPS developed by Anton Nelessen Method of defining village character anddesired design themes Over 300 images selected to demonstrate arange of design and development possibilities Photos are grouped into common categories Each photo ranked on a scale of -3 (NotDesired) to + 3 (Most Desired), with 0 beingneutral. Zoomerang On-Line Survey Tool Ave. scores and standard deviation posted on-line
  30. 30. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010On-LineVisual PreferenceSurvey®Part 1 - Building Design, Density and Use Adaptive Reuse Building Design Building Scale &Height Neighborhoods/Residential Development Street EnclosurePart 2 - Building Frontage, Display and Signs Accessory Displays Facades Frontage Uses Signs and Awnings Window Display
  31. 31. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010On-LineVisual PreferenceSurvey®Part 3 - Gateway and Wayfinding Treatments Business Directories DirectionalSign Systems Gateway Treatments InformationalKiosksPart 4 – Parks, Open Spaces, Trails and Public Art Open Spaces Parks Public Art &Focal Points Trails
  32. 32. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010On-LineVisual PreferenceSurvey®Part 5 - Streetscapeand Pedestrian Treatments Alleys Sidewalk Design &Uses Furnishings LandscapingPart 6 - Traffic Circulation and Parking Intersections Off-Street Parking On-Street Parking Road Design Traffic Calming/Intermodal
  33. 33. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010
  34. 34. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010
  35. 35. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010VPSResults Posted On-Line
  36. 36. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010VPSResults Posted On-Line
  37. 37. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010 Tablet Sketches Photo Simulations 3-D Visualization AnimationsDesign Workshops and CharrettesNew Electronic Tools
  38. 38. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Design WorkshopsTypical Concept Plan - Plan View
  39. 39. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Design WorkshopsPhotos Sketches with Tablets
  40. 40. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Design WorkshopsPhotos Sketches with Tablets
  41. 41. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Design WorkshopsPhotos Sketches with Tablets
  42. 42. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Design WorkshopsPhotos Sketches with Tablets
  43. 43. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Design WorkshopsPhotos Sketches with Tablets
  44. 44. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo Simulations - New and Infill DevelopmentExisting Conditions
  45. 45. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo Simulations - New and Infill DevelopmentProposed
  46. 46. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo Simulations - New and Infill DevelopmentExisting
  47. 47. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo Simulations - New and Infill DevelopmentProposed
  48. 48. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo SimulationsBranding and SignageExisting
  49. 49. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo SimulationsBranding and SignageProposed
  50. 50. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo SimulationsBranding and SignageExisting
  51. 51. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo SimulationsBranding and SignageProposed
  52. 52. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo SimulationsMarketing and SignageExisting
  53. 53. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo SimulationsMarketing and SignageProposed
  54. 54. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo SimulationsStreetscape ImprovementsExisting
  55. 55. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo SimulationsStreetscape ImprovementsProposed
  56. 56. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo SimulationsStreetscape ImprovementsExisting
  57. 57. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo SimulationsStreetscape ImprovementsProposed
  58. 58. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo SimulationsStreetscape ImprovementsExisting
  59. 59. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo SimulationsStreetscape ImprovementsProposed
  60. 60. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo SimulationsFaçade Improvements/Adaptive ReuseExisting
  61. 61. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo SimulationsFaçade Improvements/Adaptive ReuseProposed
  62. 62. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo SimulationsFaçade ImprovementsExisting
  63. 63. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo SimulationsFaçade ImprovementsProposed
  64. 64. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo SimulationsFaçade ImprovementsExisting
  65. 65. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo SimulationsFaçade ImprovementsProposed
  66. 66. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo SimulationsFaçade ImprovementsExisting Proposed
  67. 67. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo SimulationsFaçade ImprovementsExisting Proposed
  68. 68. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo SimulationsWaterfront EnhancementsExisting
  69. 69. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Photo SimulationsWaterfront EnhancementsProposed
  70. 70. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Design Workshops - 3-DVisualizationsPerspectiveViews with Sketchup
  71. 71. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Design Workshops - 3-DVisualizationsPerspectiveViews with Sketchup
  72. 72. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Design Workshops - 3-DVisualizationsPerspectiveViews with Sketchup
  73. 73. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Design Workshops - 3-DVisualizationsPerspectiveViews with Sketchup
  74. 74. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Design Workshops - 3-DVisualizationsInfill Development and StreetscapeImprovements
  75. 75. Public Participation in the New Computer Age/MAPD Conference – June 4, 2010Computer AnimationsTODand TNDProjects
  76. 76. Public Participation inthe New Information EraMassachusetts Association of Planning DirectorsAnnual ConferenceJune 4, 2010Gino Carlucci, AICP
  77. 77. Current Public NotificationMethods Post Notice in Town Hall Place Legal Ad in Newspaper Mail Notice to Abutters Perhaps Post Notice on Web Site
  78. 78. Post Notice in Town Hall
  79. 79. Place Legal Ad in NewspaperNew York TimesHeadlines10-27-08 Newspaper Circulation Continues to DeclineRapidly4-27-09 Fall in Newspaper Sales Accelerates to Pass 7%10-26-09 U.S. Newspaper Circulation Falls 10%4-26-10 Newspaper Circulation Falls Nearly 9%
  80. 80. Place Legal Ad in NewspaperWashingtonPost10-27-09"Newspapers have ceased to be a mass medium byany stretch of the imagination," Mutter said.According to his analysis, which includes thecirculation of all 1,400 daily U.S. newspapers, only 13percent of Americans, or about 39 million, now buy adaily newspaper, down from 31 percent in 1940.-- Alan D. Mutter, Reflections of a Newsosaur.
  81. 81. Mail Notice to Abutters$238 billion loss for U.S. mail;Saturday delivery may endCNNMoney.com 3-2-10
  82. 82. Perhaps Post Notice on Web Site
  83. 83. Meeting/Participation Issues Scheduling conflicts Remote participation-- Board members at meetings-- Public discussion Electronic Communication
  84. 84. Summary Today’s public participation methods are basedon centuries-old technology New technology is available with the potential togreatly expand opportunities for participation We have barely begun to take advantage ofnew technologies

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