Extensive Public Process.
The public engagement process lasted nearly three years and included opportunities for citizens with various levels of interest to be involved. A steering committee and twelve working groups guided the process. Public workshops including community information sessions, large neighborhood summits, an event to engage youth called ‘Planting the Future’, events to engage young adults called ‘Investing in the Future,’ and a series of open houses engaged citizens in face-to-face dialog, while a website and social media kept interested people informed about the plan and gathered ideas through polls and surveys.
A Clear, Memorable Vision.
The Planning NEXT team helped the city distill the public input into a clear memorable vision statement to serve as the plan’s foundation. The comprehensive plan has been widely embraced and is the touchstone of future engagement and planning.
2014 Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan
American Planning Association
“Jamie Greene’s involvement in Plan Cincinnati helped us take our planning process from predictable to award-winning. He was key in obtaining truly meaningful engagement from our steering committee and the general public alike.”
Katherine Keough-Jurs, AICP
Senior City Planner, City of Cincinnati