Lecturing: Collaborative Planning + Stakeholder Identification
I usually give a lecture on collaborative planning once a year for a class at the University of Washington. My topic is collaborative planning and stakeholder identification, since that is a particular area of interest of mine. My master’s thesis was on the intersection of technology and these topics and I grew up with in a household where this was very much praxis. My mother worked for the crime prevention section of the Seattle Police Department. She saw her job as facilitating community action and acting as a liaison between the community and the powers that be. She was always involved with the “busy bodies” of the neighborhood, on and off the job, who did things like get grants to plant trees, drive around painting over graffiti, and organize the annual spring clean.
I have been fortunate enough to be able to share some of this with students in the Sustainable Transportation Planning program as a guest lecturer. You can find the full presentation here, but here are a couple of the slides from it below. Photography is mine from a Seattle Neighborhood Greenways event, except for the Pike Plaza proposal photo. The design is just a quick tweak of one of the built in templates in PowerPoint.