Communities around the nation are becoming more proactively involved in decisions regarding their lands and resources, and using a variety of low and high tech tools to realize their visions.
Hear more about this on Wednesday evening from a planner who's working with communities - 6 pm at the Florida House:
HIGH-TECH, HIGH-TOUCH PLANNING: INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR MANAGING COMPLEXITY IN COMMUNITIES
At the Florida House
Wednesday November 1st at 6 PM
In planning, complexity is a given. Creating great places requires constant improvements to how we make decisions, encourage innovation, and implement new ideas. Community planners and city managers are frequently on the lookout for an integrated solution—a silver bullet—that will help them manage this complexity. While sophisticated models and data systems might contribute to some increased controls and understandings, there is a growing trend of enthusiastic technologists integrating tools which have specialized purposes but also play nicely within other frameworks. Sometimes low-tech, very tactile approaches to planning are the missing ingredient to communities being able to explore options and tackle complex challenges. From roll out green lanes for experimenting with different street designs to sophisticated modeling tools that help optimize urban systems, Ken Snyder will demonstrate some of his favorite tools and techniques used to foster creativity, inform, and build consensus amongst diverse stakeholders in our work to create more vibrant, sustainable places.
Ken Snyder is Programming Director at Radian|Placematters, a nonprofit that provides guidance for individuals, organizations and neighborhoods to actively participate in creating healthier, sustainable and more equitable communities. He is a nationally recognized expert on a broad range of technical and non-technical tools for community design and decision-making. Ken was the founder of PlaceMatters Inc., which merged with Radian Inc. in 2017.
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