Techniques for Involving all Stakeholders

Effective techniques for involving all stakeholders allow for meaningful participation and to reach consensus in the decision-making process. By necessity, involvement is inclusive, early and continuous, and tailored to meet the circumstances.

An increasing number of CSS projects involve shared decision making between a transportation agency and its stakeholders. A number of innovative techniques are emerging that are ideally suited to collaborative decision making in CSS projects, such as visualization, which allows citizens to better understand design proposals. These tools also link the transportation design product and the public participation process so that the two processes inform one another, and do not exist on separate tracks.

Why Collaborate?
  There are many arguments for and advantages to collaboration, consensus building and taking a multi-disciplinary approach to transportation projects.
Designing a Public Engagement & Decision Making Program
  Explore this section to see perspectives about processes for soliciting public input and decision making for CSS projects, and creating a shared decision making structure.
Public Involvement Techniques
  There are many techniques for engaging stakeholders and the public. Techniques need to be tailored to specific circumstances.

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