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Community Engagement 2020: Reevaluating How We Collaborate with Communities
Community engagement and advocacy have been integral to the work of planners for the last half century. Over time, we’ve developed and deployed “tried and true” processes and methods, many of which of have been proven ineffective as our society has become more complex and our technology has evolved. As we enter a new decade with a pandemic-level bang and in the wake of increasing social and economic disruption, we’re forced to reckon with the flaws in community engagement and rebuild our foundation to ensure it is conducted in a more inclusive manner. What have we learned over the last decade, or the last several months? What do we hope to leave behind? What do we want to create to move us into the future?
Panelists: Kirin Kumar, Regional Climate Collaboratives Program Manager, Strategic Growth Council; Lynette Hall, Community Engagement Manager, Office of Innovation and Economic Development, City of Sacramento; Nailah Pope-Harden, Community Organizer, Policy Advocate, Climate-Plan
Moderator: Molly Wagner, Project Manager, WALKSacramento
On April 30, 2020 the Sacramento Valley Section and the APA California Chapter held a free webinar to hear how public, private, legal, and technology practitioners are adapting to the disruption associated with COVID-19 crisis.
Click here to watch the recorded webinar (via YouTube)
Click here to download agenda
Click here to download resources handout
Click here to download speaker bios
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