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New Era for Public Engagement

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A sustainable city must be an engaged city. That was the consensus of speakers and participants at Sustainable Communities Conference 2011 recently in Victoria, British Columbia.

Significantly, a number of sessions at the sustainability conference focused on how to effectively engage people in community decision-making.

Keynote speaker Amelia Shaw, Manager of Public Consultation and Government Programs for metro Vancouver’s Translink, opened by noting that “anyone can challenge us on public outreach principles – we need to be transparent and accessible.”

At other sessions during the conference, panelists offered a number of practical tips for effective public engagement.

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