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Let’s Level Up our Community Engagement Game
May 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Public engagement is a vital component of any planning project or planning process. This session will review innovative best practices and considerations when engaging with the public. Della Rucker will offer a framework for deciding how to conduct public engagement and know what you are (and are not) promising the public. She’ll also review ways to ensure an equitable participation process. Staff from the Cincinnati Simcinnati Department of City Planning and Engagement will discuss how they have “gamified” engagement during their ongoing Connected Communities public outreach events.They’ll share the ideas behind the innovative activities, lessons learned, initial findings, and next steps. Finally, Corrin Wendell and Lauren Trice will deep dive into connecting with youth in our communities. They will share general principles for engaging youth, including how to frame planning in a way that is appropriate for each age group, how to ask the right questions, tips for partnering with school districts, how to leverage youth engagement to energize a process, and general lessons learned about what works and doesn’t work.