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Public Involvement Techniques

Foreward  |   Table of Contents
Chapter 1  |   Chapter 2  |   Chapter 3  |   Chapter 4  |   Index of Techniques

Table of Contents

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Foreword

PDF file logo Foreword (109 KB)

Chapter 1 - Informing People Through Outreach and Organization PDF file logo Chapter 1 (1.1 MB)

1 - Introduction

1.A - Including People Who Are Underserved by Transportation

1.A.a - Ethnic, Minority, and Low-Income Groups

1.A.b - People with Disabilities

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1.B - Bringing a Core Participation Group Together

1.B.a - Community-Based Organizations

1.B.b - Civic Advisory Committees

1.B.c - Citizens on Decision and Policy Boards

1.B.d - Collaborative Task Forces

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1.C - Providing Substantive Information and Establishing Methods of Communication

1.C a - Mailing Lists

1.C.b - Public Information Materials

1.C.c - Key Person Interviews

1.C.d - Briefings

1.C.e - Video Techniques

1.C.f - Telephone Techniques

1.C.g - Media Strategies

1.C.h - Speakers' Bureaus and Public Involvement Volunteers

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1.D - Taking Initial Action Steps

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Chapter 2 - Involving People Face-to-Face Through Meetings PDF file logo Chapter 2 (559 KB)

2 - Introduction

2.A - Determining the Type of Meeting

2.A.a - Public Meetings/Hearings

2.A.b - Open Houses/Open Forum Hearings

2.A.c - Conferences, Workshops, and Retreats

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2.B - Selecting an Organizing Feature for a Meeting

2.B.a - Brainstorming

2.B.b - Charrettes

2.B.c - Visioning

2.B.d - Small Group Techniques

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2.C - Taking Initial Action Steps

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Chapter 3 - Getting Feedback from Participants PDF file logo Chapter 3 (568 KB)

3 - Introduction

3.A - Establishing Places People Can Find information and Interact

3.A.a - On-line Services

3.A.b - Hotlines

3.A.c - Drop-in Centers

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3.B - Designing Programs to Bring Out Community Viewpoints and Resolve Differences

3.B.a - Focus Groups

3.B.b - Public Opinion Surveys

3.B.c - Facilitation

3.B.d - Negotiation and Mediation

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3.C - Taking Initial Action Steps

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Chapter 4 - Using Special Techniques to Enhance Participation PDF file logo Chapter 4 (1.3 MB)

4 - Introduction

4.A - Holding Special Events

4.A.a - Transportation Fairs

4.A.b - Games and Contests

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4.B - Changing a Meeting Approach

4.B.a - Improving Meeting Attendance

4.B.b - Role Playing

4.B.c - Site Visits

4.B.d - Non-Traditional Meeting Places and Events

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4.C - Finding New Ways to Communicate

4.C.a - Interactive Television

4.C.b - Interactive Video Displays and Kiosks

4.C.d - Visualization Techniques

4.C.d - Teleconferencing

4.C.e - Mapping Through Geographic Information Systems

4.C.f - 3D Visualization

4.C.g - Visual Preference Surveys

4.C.h - Handheld Instant Voting

4.C.i - Plan or Text Markup Software

4.C.j - Remote Sensing Applications

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4.D - Taking Initial Action Steps


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