From lemonade stands to YouTube, a new era of public engagement

From lemonade stands to YouTube, a new era of public engagement

Check out this article excerpt from the Ontario Planning Journal on public engagement written by the combined urbaniste forces of Joost Bakker, Antonio Gomez-Palacio, Bruce Haden. All three are speakers at the upcoming OPPI Symposium October 1 & 2 in Niagara Falls 

“Every year expectations for public consultation continue to increase in the face of advances in social media and new forms of communication. These new tools promise to engage the disenfranchised, reach out to the unreachable and transform the conversation. But they are not a panacea for meaningful engagement. They, like more traditional tools, are only as effective as the engagement process that is designed and implemented. This article states the case for enhanced engagement in all its forms.”

Read the full article from in the Ontario Planning Journal here: Ontario Planning Journal: “From Lemonade Stands to YouTube”

 

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