We know that the best kind of public engagement is just that…fun and engaging. The best approaches to public engagement should be those that:

Creative placemaking utilizes arts and cultural strategies to tackle major planning problems within communities. Projects funded nationwide through public and private funders show that putting arts at the center of planning efforts can help build community resiliency and produce more creative and robust planning outcomes. While at the cutting edge of public engagement, cities throughout the country are using creative placemaking strategies to build trust, listen deeply, bring the unseen to life, and transform citizen’s relationships with their city governments.