Public Participation: The Processes of Citizen Engagement for the Public Good

What is Public Participation? In the world of policy making and planning, there seems to be a growing conversation on the role of public participation in developing smarter and more effective policies. More public participation has been lauded as a potential solution to address a variety of governance issues, from allocation of environmental resources like … Continue reading Public Participation: The Processes of Citizen Engagement for the Public Good

Learning about Photovoice as a Community-Engaged Fellow

I knew very little about photovoice when I jumped in as a facilitator with the North Denver Photovoice Project a year ago. In the time since, I have enjoyed learning about photovoice as a meaningful community engagement process that brings together local residents to identify and address strengths and concerns in their communities through photography, … Continue reading Learning about Photovoice as a Community-Engaged Fellow

The Dos and Don’ts of Doodle: Or, How to Hold Large Meetings Between Busy People from On and Off Campus

For the last two years, I have served as the Writing & the Public Good CCESL Fellow, which has meant exposure to the community-engaged work of faculty across campus, participation in programs like Community Spotlights, Scholar Shop, and CCESL Forums, and extraordinary mentorship.  This year, we Fellows were also invited to participate in one of four Collective Impact … Continue reading The Dos and Don’ts of Doodle: Or, How to Hold Large Meetings Between Busy People from On and Off Campus