Public Involvement in Public Planning
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You need a plan. And people want to help.
When it comes to laying out a plan for your community, rest assured that your residents want to help. In fact, the American Planning Association did a study, and found (among many other things) that more than half of people say they’re interested in participating in community planning efforts. Here are some of the numbers:
So how can this help make your community better? Easy. Capture this desire, and increase participation on your site by including conversations about these plans on your MindMixer site.
One ArtsKC: Arts and culture in the Kansas City region are getting a fresh spin at One ArtsKC. The conversation, led by the ArtsKC Regional Cultural Planning Commission, is getting people talking not only about arts education, but also about community character and priorities. Offline events and presence in the art community have laid the framework for the powerful discussion among friends and neighbors in the region.
Indy Plan 2020: The City of Indianapolis has a mission: to create a Bicentennial Plan that encompasses everything from culture to transit to bicycling. Creative promotional efforts and comprehensive public outreach have made Plan 2020 a success in its early stages, and promise a productive and passionate conversation in the coming weeks.
Authored by Dana Greiner
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