Innovative Engagement Strategies for Community-Supported Planning




Innovative Engagement Strategies for Community-Supported Planning

Tuesday, June 7, 4-5:30 PM

Kickoff NH Gives with Plan NH as we host Mark Evans, planner and architect with over 30 years of experience creating transformative plans for vibrant and walkable neighborhoods, villages, and downtowns. Join us for his presentation on Innovative Engagement Strategies for Community-Supported Planning as he shares his insights and strategies on how villages and towns can create effective community engagement for community-supported placemaking. Mark will present examples of in-person and online community engagement techniques to assist towns and villages as they work to enhance their commercial districts and community places. He will highlight examples of community visioning initiatives for walkable places from across New England and the mid-Atlantic region.

Mark Evans is a professional planner and architect as well as the Director of Planning for Derck & Edson, a full-service planning and design firm with a mission to shape the natural and built environment in innovative and functional ways. Derck & Edson prides themselves in their inclusive approach to planning that engages the community and its stakeholders in ways that have generated enthusiasm and a high degree of support for planning and enhancement projects for clients throughout New England and the mid-Atlantic region. To that end, Mark leads teams in the preparation of downtown plans and master plans, traditional neighborhood ordinances, and form-based codes, initiating community engagement strategies to bring together public planning goals and private development realities with the goal of creating places that support local commerce and are rooted in local architectural traditions.

This event is free and will be hosted virtually via Zoom. Attendees will be eligible for CEU credits through the Northern New England Chapter of the APA and AIA New Hampshire.

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Thank you to our event sponsors!