Nick Bowden is a planner and CEO of MindMixer that feels like it’s his job to keep his “older” partners up-to-date with that latest technology in planning and design. Whether it’s utilizing the iPhone, Twitter, or other technology-based tools, he is always looking for ways to expand community engagement and initiate community action. His excitement and passion for pushing clients and communities beyond the realm of conventional planning and engagement is contagious. Nick’s specialties include: Community Planning, Redesigned Civic Engagement, Technology-based Planning and Design, Motivation.
City of Fargo Dept of Planning & Development
Nicole Crutchfield ASLA, AICP, is a planner and landscape architect for the City of Fargo, North Dakota. She has a combined 20 years of experience in private and public practice. Working primarily in mutli-disciplinary teams and serving the community at-large, she focuses on finding effective communication methods for better design and implementation in order to enhance the public realm. She works at the regional and local scales to help establish policies leading to livable communities. Part of her work includes translating community needs and design principles to city officials while helping community members find meaningful participation.
Kansas City, MO
Zach Flanders, AICP is a land use and economic development planner with a passion for creating prosperous and sustainable communities. By harnessing the myriad data available in today’s world through statistics and visualization, he is helping city leaders make better decisions and more informed policies. He also leads the web development and social media outreach strategies for BNIM planning projects. His recent experience with running social media processes includes the Fargo Comprehensive Plan, the Nashville Long-term Recovery Plan, and Grand Boulevard Streetscape Plan in Kansas City.
Sun, 9/30: 11:00 AM
- 12:30 PM
Phoenix Convention Center
PDH Credits: 1.5
Social media enhance public participation. But, before you dive into Facebook and Twitter, learn transparency balance and control to get your message out to the masses safely and effectively through town-hall forums and crowd-sourcing tools. Discussions focus on integrating these techniques with traditional public-participation processes.
Learn the benefits/pitfalls of social media and essential elements of a social-media strategy.
Leverage social media and crowd sourcing to enhance public participation.
Incorporate public input, collected through crowdsourcing, into the final plan.
LA CES/ non-HSW
Technology / CAD / GIS / BIM