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Master's Theses and Project Reports

2011

Civic Engagement

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Expanding Planning Public Participation Outreach Through Social Networking, Wesley Brian David Harris Jun 2011

Expanding Planning Public Participation Outreach Through Social Networking, Wesley Brian David Harris

Master's Theses and Project Reports

Public participation is not a form of civic responsibility that it once was. With not only fewer people taking part in the public participation process, there is a trend towards an older (45 years and older) group of residents that come to such meetings or workshops. Plans, such as Specific Plans or General Plans often take years to implement and require all generations to give feedback on what is needed for the future. Additionally, within the last decade, there has been a rise in social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter. These websites emerged as informal virtual places for ...