Science indicates that play naturally generates cooperative inquiry and collaborative problem-solving. This session explores how using social science and play in the design process fosters meaningful public participation and supports community empowerment. This interactive webinar will be a unique opportunity to both participate and observe these unique techniques, rooted in play.
- Identify the origins of community planning and how public engagement was introduced to the design process.
- Summarize the benefits and potential barriers to a wide range of community engagement techniques.
- Discuss the science of play and its role in collaborative problem-solving.
- Outline community engagement activity examples that thoughtfully support community empowerment, provide opportunities to build trust and empathy, and explore vision generating between stakeholders.