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1 ENGAGING THE PUBLIC WITH TECHNOLOGY Tuesdays at APA – Chicago, IL April 7 th, 2009

2 Learning Objectives  Discuss the value of public participation in the planning and design process.  Describe the benefits of using Audience Response Systems (ARS) in planning and design work.  Apply ARS techniques to specific planning and design projects.

3 In the planning and design process. Value of Public Participation

4  Improve the quality of decision-making.  Opportunity to gain support.  Good public relations.

5 In planning and design work. Benefits of ARS

6 Will Cubs win the World Series in ‘09? 1. Yes 2. No 3. Maybe

7 Is President Obama doing a good job? 1. Strongly Agree 2. Agree 3. Somewhat Agree 4. Neutral 5. Somewhat Disagree 6. Disagree 7. Strongly Disagree

8 ARS Benefits  Instant and accurate feedback.  Saves time and money.  ARS-generated data reports.  Helps strengthen plan support and implementation.  Improves public participation experience.  Allows for anonymous answers.  Increases inclusiveness.  Adds to transparency/ credibility.  Lightens up mood of meeting.  Provides a “secret weapon” in proposal interviews.

9 Specific to planning and design projects. ARS Techniques

10 Lake Glacier Picnic Area Changes

11 Voting results from 1 st meeting.

12 Lake Glacier Picnic Area Changes - New

13 Voting results from 2 nd meeting.

14 Lake Glacier Picnic Area Changes Voting results from 1 st meeting.Voting results from 2 nd meeting.

15 Do you like this neighborhood plan? “Insert slide” option used in 1 st Garden District neighborhood meeting.

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20 Which scheme do you like best?

21 What is your gender? 1. Male 2. Female

22 Questions and Answers

23 ENGAGING THE PUBLIC WITH TECHNOLOGY Tuesdays at APA – Chicago, IL April 7 th, 2009


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