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(Webinar) Tools & Techniques for Virtual Community Engagement

June 2, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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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.

In this FREE June 2 webinar, 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 with virtual platforms for polling, brainstorming and discussions, collaborative design, and public hearings. Some are finding these new methods more welcoming, making it easier for stakeholders, who previous were 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.

Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.



June 2, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Smart Growth America
(202) 207-3355
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