Engaging Community: Models and Methods for Designers and Planners

An African-American woman smiles and gestures as she addresses a diverse group of listeners.

A community meeting in Arizona in 2014. (Photo courtesy of Fast Families on Flickr. License: CC BY-NC.)


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Spring 2020



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This course proposes that most cities have neither the infrastructure nor the processes in place to support the demographically complex public in fulfilling its role in democracy. Through this course, participants will learn a set of design principles for creating public engagement practices necessary for building inclusive civic infrastructure in cities. Participants will also have the opportunity to review and practice strategies, techniques, and methods for engaging communities in demographically complex settings.

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Ceasar McDowell. 11.312 Engaging Community: Models and Methods for Designers and Planners. Spring 2020. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, https://ocw.mit.edu. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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