Best Practices for Government in Community Engagement
As the seven funded Hurricane Sandy Design Competition projects are implemented, Rebuild has observed many creative community engagement strategies from the project teams. “Best Practices for Elements of Engagement” captures these observations, highlighting effective engagement practices among the seven projects.
- Demonstrate the Value of Community Participation
- Make Sharing Input Easy For Communities
- Provide Physical Planning Space
- Visualize The Design
- Use Video To Illustrate Technical Processes
- Keep The Big Picture In Mind
- Share Meetings Online
- Use Accessible Language
- Utilize Multiple Outreach Techniques
- Use Existing Social Structures
- The Community Is A Classroom
- Remain Accountable to Community Concerns & Design Integrity
Throughout the Sandy region, each project continues to develop and implement the right best practices for their community. As each project progresses, Rebuild By Design is committed to sharing those practices and local knowledge with our community partners.