The CNU 28.A Virtual Gathering brought together experts in the field of urban planning and sustainability, offering a platform for knowledge sharing and discussions on the future of sustainable urban development. TSW, a leader in the industry, was proud to participate in this event, showcasing their expertise and knowledge in the field. Laura Richter and Ryan Snodgrass, leaders at TSW, led a virtual session on the topic of “Sustaining Engagement during COVID-19”. They were joined by Jared Lombard, a Senior Principal Planner with the Atlanta Regional Commission and Micheal Cash, the Community Development Director at the City of Dallas, Georgia, who provided valuable insights and perspectives.
The session explored the virtual engagement methods that TSW has been utilizing in public planning processes in the Metro Atlanta area, including live streams and interactive workshops. The session highlighted two small towns in Georgia, Dallas and Auburn, that have effectively used incremental and authentic approaches to downtown planning. These cities are part of the Livable Center Initiative planning program, partially funded by the Atlanta Regional Commission. The session aimed to demonstrate how regional and local leadership and consultants can collaborate to promote public participation, even in the midst of a pandemic.
The session received positive feedback from attendees, providing them with a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities presented by virtual engagement. TSW is dedicated to promoting sustainable and inclusive urban planning, and the CNU 28.A Virtual Gathering was a crucial opportunity to share its expertise and contribute to the ongoing conversation around sustainable urban development.
In conclusion, TSW is committed to creating sustainable and inclusive urban environments and continuously exploring innovative approaches to public engagement. Their participation in the CNU 28.A Virtual Gathering was a testament to their leadership in the field and their commitment to promoting sustainable urban development. For those interested in learning more about the session or TSW’s work, please reach out to Laura Richter or Ryan Snodgrass.