Professional Practice

Webinar, Social Resilience: Bridging Planning & Communication Through Technology

Date: 2/15/2013 - 2/15/2013

Type: Educational Opportunities

Location(s): US


11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (including Q&A)

Who Should Tune In?
Decision-makers, policy-shapers, community engagement professionals, planners, landscape architects, designers, disaster managers, community advocates.

Frank Hebbert, director at OpenPlans, will explore tools that have assisted communities in the use of crowdsourcing to establish community priorities, mapping as a means for public engagement, reaching community members that do not traditionally attend public meetings, comparing potential outcomes of planning decisions, as well as responding to disasters. In the current climate of deep budget cuts, municipalities are seeking innovative ways to improve public services and build the social resiliency of their communities. Recently developed Web-based tools allow planners, policy shapers, and community advocates to collect, analyze, and distribute important data, whether they be on the location of the nearest bus stops or the availability of shelter in a disaster event. This webinar will review those tools, as well as successes and challenges municipalities might face in implementing the new technologies.

Register by sending an email to Log in directions will be sent to all registrants.

About Frank Herbert
Herbert leads the talented Civic Works team, exploring how technology, planning, citizens, and government come together. He thinks we can make better places and beat climate change with the winning combo of planning, technology, and public participation. Herbert holds a Masters in City Planning from MIT. He co-organizes Planning Corps, a network of volunteer planners providing assistance to non-profits. 


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