After the adoption of the Raleigh Bike Plan last year, the City of Raleigh reviewed the success that came with the public involvement portion of the planning process.
Using the Cityzen platform increased participation across the board. Groups that had to that point not been involved in the public process, notably Spanish speakers, were engaged by the online interface. The platform gathered a substantial amount of public feedback — hundreds of votes and over 200 comments — that helped planning staff determine the best approach.
The UNC School of Government’s Community Engagement Learning Exchange is a forum for ideas on how to improve public involvement in public projects and initiatives.
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