Last night we had a lively discussion in Brisbane hosted by the Planning Institute, Queensland Branch.
Stephanie Wyeth, a highly experienced engagement practitioner and Director of Urbis, Queensland, and I spoke about the practical aspects of community engagement in a well-attended “How-To” seminar.
I spoke about NIMBY Psychology: What Can a Planner Do?
Here is a link to the paper that I prepared with Jim Beaudreau of the School of Community and
Regional Planning, University of British Columbia, Canada:
And here is my PowerPoint presentation:
The discussion was excellent. And we had very positive feedback, too:
A great coup to have Wendy here – a hero of mine – thank you!
Great speakers and topic
Difficult topic to simplify, so good to hear of pros and cons of various approaches
Love Steph – she’s awesome!
Many thanks to Jim Beaudreau for writing the paper with me, the Planning Institute, Queensland Branch, to Rosanne Meurling of Allens for gracious and generous hospitality and flawless coordination, to Peter Gill for stylish impromptu chairing, to Buckley Vann for sponsorship and to my co-speaker for a truly inspirational talk.
… and to Karl, my Beloved, for a second trip to Brisbane in two days!