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Advanced Public Outreach Tools and Techniques


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Advanced Public Outreach Tools and Techniques
Jef Fasser
David Gamble
Manisha Bewtra
Eric Hove
Fred Merrill

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Advanced Public Outreach Tools and Techniques

  1. 1. Advanced Public Outreach Toolsand TechniquesSession 7AFriday, June 10, 20111:30 PM – 2:45 PMModeratorJef Fasser, ASLA, AICP, LEED APDirector of Landscape Architecture and PlanningVHB/Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, IncSpeakersDavid Gamble AIA, AICP, LEED APManisha Bewtra, AICPEric HoveFred Merrill, AICP
  2. 2. IntroductionThis session will present new and updated tools thatplanning consultants and agencies have been using tomore effectively engage the public on a wide variety ofplanning and development projects within the Bostonmetropolitan region, suburban Massachusetts and citiesbeyond New England. Innovative tools such as electronickeypad voting, 3D urban design visualization, social media,video games, and other technology tools to assist thedecision-making process will be highlighted and critiqued.Also, techniques to engage diverse populations and how tobetter organize your outreach efforts will be presented.
  3. 3. Speakers• David Gamble AIA, AICP, LEED AP, Principal, GambleAssociates• Manisha Bewtra, AICP, Regional Planner & MAGICSubregional Coordinator, Metropolitan Area PlanningCouncil (MAPC)• Eric Hove, Senior Regional Planner for South CoastRail, Regina Villa Associates• Fred Merrill, AICP, Principal, Sasaki Associates
  4. 4. Do you think the Bruins will win theStanley Cup:1. In 6 games2. In 7 games3. Not this year 
  5. 5. I am:1 2 3 425% 25%25%25%1. A planning director2. Public-sector planning staff3. Private-sector consultant4. Educator
  6. 6. What types of engagement do youmost often rely on?1 2 3 425% 25%25%25%1. Design charrettes2. Public meetings/workshops3. Websites/Facebook4. Other
  7. 7. The most difficult challenge I face in engagingcommunity is:1 2 3 425% 25%25%25%1. Getting a good turnout2. Getting the right people inthe room3. Providing a documentationof the process4. All of the above
  8. 8. Are you texting your colleagues now to suggestthey come to this new dynamic session?1 250%50%1. Yes2. No
  9. 9. Contacts• David Gamble:• Manisha Bewtra:• Eric Hove:• Fred Merrill:• Jef Fasser:
  10. 10. Contacts• David Gamble:• Manisha Bewtra:• Eric Hove:• Fred Merrill:• Jef Fasser: