Community engagement and communication is essential to land use planning and development projects. This exchange of information creates the foundation for trust and cooperation that is critical for achieving meaningful results. We believe in a public and stakeholder involvement process that is transparent, accessible and inclusive.
Our experience using a variety of both conventional/traditional and technology aided engagement techniques, including: online and telephone surveys, design charrettes, interviews, focus groups, workshops, World Cafes, open houses, Town Halls, social media, open space meetings, task forces etc., allow us to assist project sponsors to select the right technique for each decision step.
Our consultation methods are designed to meet specific objectives and can be used to acknowledge the desire for people to participate in decisions that affect them, facilitate understanding, and improve decisions. Using the approach developed by the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) for public consultation planning, we design, coordinate, deliver and evaluate consultation activities or stand-alone facilitation services. We can also develop and produce communication pieces to support project consultation objectives in collaboration with the client.