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Tuesday, May 24 • 11:20am - 12:10pm
Public Participation: How to Do It Right

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The public engagement process to inform community designs often leads to a depletion of goodwill on all sides. Public participation is based on the belief that those who are affected by a decision have a right to be involved in the decision-making process. Program design, technology, and language matter—as does acknowledging different kinds of expertise, and where that expertise can be found. The discussion will focus on experiences and outcomes in public participation processes.

Available for CEUs from APA, AIA & ASLA
Panel sponsored by Arcadis

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James DeFilippis

Professor, Rutgers University
James DeFilippis is a professor of urban planning at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. His research focuses on the political economy of cities and communities.  He is particularly interested in the processes of social change, and on questions... Read More →
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Toyin Ogunfolaju

Infrastructure & Social-Economic Inclusion, Jacobs
Toyin Ogunfolaju has over 18 years of experience in the infrastructure and government relations industries. She is the infrastructure and social-economic inclusion (SEI) leader at Jacobs. Her SEI role supports the delivery of social-economic solutions as Jacobs delivers its core services... Read More →
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Nisha Baliga

Nisha Baliga, AICP is an urban planner and lifelong city dweller passionate about making cities more equitable. She has two decades of experience leading complex and innovative large-scale urban planning and change management projects that advance equitable and resilient communities... Read More →
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Alice Blank

Alice Blank, Architect
Alice Blank is the principal of Alice Blank, Architect, an architectural and design studio carrying out innovative residential and commercial projects in the metropolitan region since 1995. Prior to establishing her firm, she worked as an architect and as an urban planner in Cairo... Read More →
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Carly Foster

Principal Resilience Lead, Arcadis
Carly A. Foster AICP, CFM is a professional community and infrastructure planner and grant writer. Carly is an associate vice president with Arcadis and is their principal resilience lead for water management in North America. She is an active volunteer, sitting on multiple non-profit... Read More →

Tuesday May 24, 2022 11:20am - 12:10pm EDT
Events Hall (2nd Floor)