Keeping projects moving forward through virtual public engagement

March 27, 2020

Proven ways to gather public input in a "shelter-in-place" world 

Across the world, the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting our daily lives in ways that few could have imagined. The recent call for a “shelter-in-place” or “safer-at-home” orders have two consistent themes: 

  1. Stay at home whenever possible
  2. Many infrastructure projects are considered essential services that need to continue

But many infrastructure projects require significant public input to proceed, input typically collected at public forums. For the foreseeable future, this must now be done virtually. 

Achieving stakeholder support should not be the thing that keeps your projects from becoming a reality. Stantec has employed a range of virtual public engagement tools that now seem more important than ever, from Storymaps and mobile apps for projects to GIS based interactive maps. 

For more information, contact Joe Polacek to discuss ways we can help you.

 

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