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Posted by | July 28, 2020
Navigating the “new NEPA” — What MPOs & DOTs Need To Know

The National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) — a pillar of environmental law that has undergone little reform since its creation 50 years ago — saw major rollbacks this summer after...

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Posted by | June 22, 2020
5 signs that virtual public meetings are here to stay

Mixed-mode surveying — using a variety of traditional and virtual tactics — is a proven public engagement best practice. Now, in light of COVID-19, government organizations have been put in...

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Posted by | June 21, 2020
Introducing Meeting Coach and simplified virtual meeting management

Virtual public meetings are not easy. There, we said it.  Despite any claim to the contrary from conferencing software companies, it's important to recognize that hosting virtual public meetings come...

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Posted by | April 13, 2020
States issue legal guidance for Virtual Public Meetings

A non-exhaustive sample of state guidance on virtual public meetings Below we've assembled policy guidance issued by a number of states on holding open public meetings during the COVID-19 crisis....

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Posted by | April 6, 2020
From the Success Team: Best practices for hosting a virtual public meeting

Nationwide, agencies are transitioning to virtual meetings and many are left with guesswork when it comes to implementing best practices. Online public meetings require the same attention to detail as in-person...

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Posted by | April 3, 2020
New solutions to address virtual public meeting challenges

In light of the recent FBI warning against publicly sharing video conference service links, we've received an influx of questions about hosting public meetings virtually. These concerns reflect the nature...

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Posted by | March 19, 2020
Announcing Virtual Meeting Tools: Integrated live stream, webinars, and screen sharing

In light of the coronavirus, government organizations are finding themselves in a new landscape when it comes to public engagement. Local, regional, and state governments face two major challenges: How...

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Posted by | March 12, 2020
Communication During Coronavirus: Webinars, Engagement Playbook & Turnkey Public Engagement Software

Public engagement efforts tend to follow a regular ebb and flow, but the arrival of COVID-19 is dramatically changing that. For organizations this crisis is unprecedented, and consistent communication with...

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Posted by | March 2, 2020
Unified Public Involvement: How DOTs are accelerating project development through better data management

How can we accelerate projects by making public involvement more efficient and more meaningful? A recent webinar featuring public involvement work from NCDOT and Utah DOT took a look at...

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Posted by | February 25, 2020
Ranking vs. Select Multiple Options: Best practices for using each question type

Ranking vs. Select Multiple Options: Best practices for using each question type Engagement pages are a great tool to help agencies educate residents while soliciting public input. By visually showing...

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