#83: The importance of learning from others (and begin with: getting community input right)

This suggestion is two-fold:

(1) Begin an ongoing speakers series in Sturgeon Bay - bring in expertise relate to the ways in which we are envisioning the community's future.

(2) As a first speaker, bring in Ruben Anderson (consultant) or Chuck Marohn from Strong Towns (a national nonprofit from Brainerd, Minnesota) to speak about how to engage community members and effectively gather community input. Public engagement is difficult to do well. Strong Towns has recently written two helpful articles. Since the second one is a response to and incorporates much of the first one, if you are short on time, just read the second one, Part Two:

Public Engagement Part Two

Public Engagement First Article

 If you're having the public draw bike lanes, think about why. What expertise do they have that your bike planners don't? (Image source: NYC Department of Transportation)

If you're having the public draw bike lanes, think about why. What expertise do they have that your bike planners don't? (Image source: NYC Department of Transportation)

 

submitted by Nancy Aten