Virtual Public Engagement

  • A unique building becomes a hub for historic neighborhoods
    <strong>Ponce City Market</strong> <em>Atlanta, GA</em>

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  • From parking lot to urban tour-de-force
    <strong>UCLA Weyburn</strong>&nbsp;<em>Los Angeles, California</em>

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  • A mixed-use center for town and gown
    <strong>Storrs Center</strong> <em>Mansfield, CT</em>

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  • Expanding options for a car-oriented suburban area
    <strong>Village of Providence</strong> <em>Huntsville, AL</em>

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  • Southside
    Ten acres that transformed a city #thisiscnu

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    Crosstown_Concourse_2018_Charter_LooneyRicksKiss
    From former warehouse to "vertical village"
    <strong>Crosstown Concourse</strong>&nbsp; <em>Memphis, Tennessee</em>

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  • Historic arcade houses young professionals
    <strong>Microlofts at The Arcade Providence</strong>&nbsp;<em>Providence, Rhode Island</em>

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  • Jazz Market New Orleans Audience Seating
    Jazz Market New Orleans Audience Seating
    Trumpeting a cultural revival
    <strong>Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market</strong>&nbsp; <em>New Orleans, Louisiana</em>

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  • Mercado District | Tucson, Arizona
    A timeless place from the ground up. #thisiscnu

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April 7, 2020

Effective public engagement is the cornerstone of the traditional charrette process. Though it is incredibly important to successful planning, it also requires a significant time commitment from participants. In recent years, many firms have sought ways to increase engagement from underrepresented groups and bring in new voices. Virtual public engagement has been gaining traction in a number of different venues, including new tools and techniques that may be a requirement for urban design and planning firms wanting to continue their work in the age of social distancing. By transcending the need to gather in person, virtual charrettes offer an innovative opportunity to bridge the gap among stakeholders and hear from a more diverse audience.

Victor Dover, Principal-in-Charge at Dover, Kohl, & Partners, discussed the virtual strategy he has used to ensure broader and more inclusive engagement. Kim DeLaney, Director of Strategic Development & Policy at Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council, spoke about a recent virtual charrette the council hosted.


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