Posted by Julie Gilbert | 06 September 2021
Fall 2021 Conference Contributions

Fall conferences are around the corner and PublicInput is excited to contribute to some of the nationwide opportunities for governments and public engagement practitioners to come together for these valuable shared learning and networking  opportunities.   IAP2 North American Conference September 15, 2021 The 10th Annual International Association for Public Participation’s (IAP2) North American Conference is...

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Posted by Dan Bevarly | 31 August 2021
Virtual Meetings & the Legislature

Updated 9/3/2021:  New York State became one of five states who have approved virtual  public meeting legislation since this writing of this blog. ​More state legislatures are enabling virtual public meetings as an option for deliberations and public engagement.Historically, government officials have been required to meet in person to deliberate about the public’s business. This has...

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Posted by Tricia Thomas | 26 August 2021
Agile Public Engagement

A Paradigm Shift to Agile Public Engagement ApproachesThe pandemic, political and civil unrest, weather related emergencies, and climate change; each of these represent some of the complex issues that require effective and responsive engagement with the public.    The success of the experience hinges on an agile public engagement process that allows governments to “move”...

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Posted by Tricia Thomas | 26 July 2021
Road Work Ahead

Summertime is here and construction season is in full swing.   For local governments and state departments of transportation (DOT), construction season is a recurrent opportunity to share information, solicit feedback, and celebrate the progress that the community has made together. From project conceptualization to contract award, construction season is by far the most emblematic indicator...

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Posted by Tricia Thomas | 22 July 2021
Equity In Planning

Get ahead of the 2020 Census Data Release  In our recent webinar, Census 2020: Opportunities for Equity in Planning, our special guest speakers Lacey Loftin (U.S. Census Bureau) and Sara Ellis (City of Raleigh, NC) shared practical information about how to access and use Census data in planning as well as issues and opportunities facing...

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