It’s easy to think of engaging the public as the final, “comment” stage in city planning, whether for infrastructure updates, new developments, or new programs. But if the public doesn’t share the planners’ visions, good luck with implementation. My old … More
Plays are typically more fun than your average town meeting, even if they’re not Broadway quality. That’s the theory behind Lisa Jo Epstein’s project in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, where she is working with a local development corporation and a … More
Ron Littlefield, lead analyst for the City Accelerator initiative at the Governing Institute, discusses how several cities in Cohort II of the initiative are “rewriting the rules of public engagement
Grants are awarded towards the accomplishment of selected neighborhood projects. In the process, the city is renovated “block by block.”
Nine experienced community artists with local ties recently were assigned to five departments that have city-planning responsibilities.