I’m delighted to announce a new partnership with PlannersWeb (the new online incarnation of the Planning Commissioner’s Journal) to share interviews with people who are leading us into the future of public engagement and public participation — improvements that you can use in your community.
We’ll interview people who are
- improving our understanding of how to do public engagement more effectively;
- developing online and in-person tools to improve our residents’ ability to engage constructively; and (occasionally)
- people who have a bright ideas in the hopper that are close, but not quite ready, to hit the street (everyone needs some you-heard-it-here-first, right?)
You can watch and listen on a computer, smart phone, tablet or other device — anything that can show you a YouTube video.
Our first interview, which you can watch below, is with Chris Haller, CEO of Urban Interactive Studio and developer of several online engagement platforms, including Engaging Plans, which is demonstrated here at about minute 10. Chris and Della talk about the new world of planning project web site development (hint: it’s much easier and more powerful than it used to be!), as well as the challenges of engaging our residents in the mobile era … and the importance of bringing online and mobile engagement face to face with real world spaces.
If you know of people we should talk to or issues you’d like to see addressed, let me know. Enjoy!