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Symposium 2014

IE1: The Planner's Online Toolbox - Student Research

October 02, 2014

10:00am - 10:15am

Online tools are an emerging trend in planning practice, but there has been little research examining their use and effectiveness. As the planning profession begins to explore how to effectively integrate online tools to create successful and lasting public engagement experiences, this study aims inform decision making by addressing the following research questions:
• Which online tools offer features and functions best suited for achieving different public participation goals?
• What are the strengths and limitations of online public engagement tools in practice?

The presentation will highlight the key findings and recommendations from an evaluation of four widely used public engagement tools; EngagingPlans, MetroQuest,
MindMixer and PlaceSpeak.