2005 Conference - Monday Concurrent Sessions 3
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Monday, October 17, 2005

3:45 PM – 5:00 PM         Concurrent Sessions  (3)

  • From the Ground Up
    Anne Howard Steinberger, Communications Manager, San Diego Association of Governments


From the Ground Up, Anne Howard Steinberger, Communications Manager, San Diego Association of Governments
Solicit more meaningful and better input for your plan or project when residents and stakeholders have opportunities to provide feedback on their time, in their neighborhoods, with people they are comfortable with.  Use community-based strategies to reach groups typically not involved in the planning process.  Find ways to provide funding to secure participation from non-profit and community-based organizations – it pays off over and over.

Salmon Recovery in Local Watersheds, Sarah Brandt, EnviroIssues
Salmon are a powerful symbol in the Pacific Northwest, significant for their place in the cultural practices of native Tribes and in the ecology, economy, and experience that defines the Puget Sound region. Local watersheds are currently engaged in one of the world's most innovative grassroots efforts to recover these threatened species. Learn how one watershed, represented by the Snohomish Basin Salmon Recovery Forum, developed a plan informed and supported by diverse stakeholder interests, ranging from conservationists and farmers to foresters and developers. This collaborative process showcases how local communities can unite and collectively commit to act locally in pursuit of important regional gains.

Introduction to Fostering Diversity in Public Participation Design, Anne Carroll,  Carroll, Franck & Associates
This skills development session introduces participants to fostering diversity in public participation – an aspect of public participation design unfamiliar and challenging to many practitioners. Audio examples, dialogue, exercises, and reflection will build awareness of the full spectrum of diversity, helping participants begin to replace discomfort, uncertainty, and inadequate process design with intentional, effective, and affirmative design that results in more authentic and inclusive participation.

Ideas Fair: Introduction Session on the New Public Participation Knowledge Network
This session is a presentation of posters focusing on new ideas in public participation.  While the posters will be displayed throughout the conference, this is your opportunity to discuss these ideas with their authors.  In addition, members of the IAP2 Research Committee will be providing tutorials on our new "Knowledge Network", a searchable, online database and forum for P2 resources, weblinks, ideas and discussion.  This initiative is part of our response to requests made by IAP2 members at last year's conference for more access to advanced learning and research-related information.

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