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How to Engage the Public and Build Support for Community Planning Projects

Friday, December 12, 2014, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Audubon Society of RI, 12 Sanderson Road, Smithfield, RI

3 AICP CM credits offered

This workshop provided information and tools to enhance the public engagement and consensus-building process for community planning projects. The process for building support for village growth was discussed, and techniques such as identifying and engaging stakeholders, describing community values, shared fact-finding and game- playing exercises to explore alternatives applicable for other community planning projects were presented. Case studies highlighting the most effective techniques were used.

Target Audiences: Planners, local officials, developers, state agency personnel, and other interested parties.

Speakers: Peter Flinker, Dodson and Flinker; Nate Kelly, Horsley Witten Group; Scott Millar, RIDEM.

Presentations & Materials


Attendee List

Speaker Biographies

Public Engagement & Consensus-building (Peter Flinker)

Planning for Growth in Exeter- A Case Study (Scott Millar)

Consensus Building Planning Worksheet

Questions? Please contact Jennifer West at jennifer@nbnerr.org or 401-222-4700, x 7413.

This workshop was a product of a Rhode Island Statewide Planning Challenge grant, and was free of charge.


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