APA Interact: August 17, 2022

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August 17, 2022
As planners adapt to host synchronous participation online, technologies like Zoom provide a potential tool for controlling public discourse — including silencing, removing, or password restricting participation.

How can planners avoid being the "judge and jury" for evaluating what forms of dissent are allowed, legitimized, and recognized? In this Journal of the American Planning Association article, the authors explore how planners can better navigate the engagement process to ethically gather and foster public input from all.
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Public engagement in multilingual communities

Language barriers, sense of belonging, adaptation to a new culture, or even legal status can influence people's trust in discussing the future of their neighborhoods. Learn what a multilingual engagement process entails, identify common challenges and misconceptions, and get field-tested tools and best practices to create a more inclusive engagement process in your community.
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Modernizing public hearings

Do the processes for your public hearings predate the internet? Learn more about the advantages and challenges of modernizing the public hearing process in this issue of Zoning Practice. Get suggestions for removing barriers to participation and using technology strategically.

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Online public engagement

Planners and local officials have used websites and desktop and mobile web applications to notify, inform, consult, or collaborate with community members. Get policy guidance as well as resources that illustrate how local and regional agencies are using online public engagement tools and techniques to supplement or complement in-person events in this Research KnowledgeBase Collection.

Short-term rental challenges? We're here to help
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August 20: Deadline to vote in APA's 2022 consolidated election. Email support@directvote.net for any technical ballot difficulties.

September 8: Conclusion of the first PAB comment period on the proposed revision to the 2022 Accreditation Standards.

September 28–29: Register to attend the online APA Policy and Advocacy Conference.

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