The Public Engagement pages of the Institute’s website provide information and resources to help local officials and their communities make good decisions about the design, delivery and assessment of their public engagement processes.
This section includes publications and tip sheets on a variety of public engagement topics and strategies. It also contains best practices and stories of local public engagement efforts throughout California.
Map Key: Cities – star shape; Counties – square shape
Purple – Broadening Participation; Orange – Difficult Situations in Public Engagement; Green – Planning, Housing and Sustainability; Blue – Budgeting; Aqua Blue – Health and Other Human Services; Red – Reentry, Emergency Preparedness and Public Safety; Brown – Public Works; Black – Online Public Engagement & Technology; Gray – Sustaining Public Engagement
The Institute’s Sustainable Communities
programs help local officials identify and apply policies
and best practices that support sustainable communities — places
that foster and maintain a high quality of life for their
residents on an ongoing basis.