Public Engagement - Examples and Case Studies

John Pattison
John Pattison
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"Neighborhoods First: A low-risk, high-return strategy for a better Brainerd"

This report on a creative pilot project in Brainerd, Minnesota, shows how a community can grow stronger by making small, incremental investments over time. 

"'Public engagement' is about knowing your neighbors, not planning a meeting"

Sal Galdamez is doing groundbreaking yet simple work to get to know neighbors and listen to their needs in his hometown of York, Pennsylvania.

"How this Texas Organization Partners Creative Citizens with Forward-Thinking Officials"

In this podcast, you'll hear from the executive director of City Makery, a nonprofit organization in Laredo, Texas, that helps citizens become owners of their city and empowers them to effect change through public, private, academic, and philanthropic partnerships.

"Why this Strong Towns Member Got Involved in Local Government (and Why You Should, Too)"

Listen to this podcast episode to hear from a Strong Towns member who ran for local office to get more engaged in decision making in his city.


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