Creating a community plan that is strategic about engagement & provides opportunities for underrepresented groups to be involved can be a daunting proposal, but is critical to effective engagement.
This research, conducted on behalf of Macalester-Groveland Community Council and the City of Saint Paul, MN, and supported by the Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program, a program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) at the University of Minnesota, outlines a path towards that strategic engagement.
This toolkit includes tools that are intended to offer best practices; insights to guide the conversation between district councils & their respective communities as they develop their own unique approaches to the community plan. This includes suggestions for verbal, creative, media-based and experiential tools that can be used as part of a community planning process, or part of any process that seeks to draw out local insights and knowledge.
Watch a conversation about this toolkit here. This toolkit is available for free via CURA.