With people and jobs more mobile than ever, small cities are shaping big city visions and creating world-class parks. Through the use of case studies, this session will explore lessons learned and strategies for inclusive community engagement, conceptualizing, financing, and implementing bold designs in smaller cities across North America.
Explore inclusive engagement techniques catered to small town politics and places where “everyone knows everyone” and change is in everyone’s “backyard.”
Introduce funding and implementation strategies that enable municipalities with less annual income to realize bold design without limiting quality or content.
Discuss design, presentation, and communication techniques more suited to small communities where developing personal relationships is critical to building trust and acceptance.
Discover the subtle but important differences of leading design and planning in smaller North American cities.