Planning in Secret: Effective Strategies for Keeping the Public Out of the Planning Process

The Atlantic Planners Institute conference was in Charlottetown this year, and I spoke to the group this morning at a session I titled “Planning in Secret: Effective Strategies for Keeping the Public Out of the Planning Process.”

The title, of course, was ironic; as was revealed on slide number two, the real meat of my talk was “Planning in the Open” and I concentrated on reasonable changes that planners can make, without significant investment, in the design and distribution of planning information that can leverage digital tools and digital citizens to good end. Here’s the slide deck I presented from

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The slides are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License, so you are free to use them, with attribution, for your own devilish purposes. The “man in the blue shirt” slide comes from Ton Zylstra’s presentation at the Cognitive Cities conference Spice Up Your City: Add OpenGov.