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PNLC Professors are working on public engagement...

In transportation policymaking!

Kathy Quick and Jerry Zhao have completed a Center for Transportation Studies (CTS) study about how to get the public more involved in transportation policymaking.

From the CTS press release:

"The benefits of public engagement include the contribution of valuable resources and knowledge by participants, the researchers say. It generates better buy-in and limits delays, mistakes, and lawsuits, with stakeholders being more likely to accept a decision reached in a participatory manner--even if it was not their preferred decision. It can also help create relationships that facilitate communication and collaboration among different parties."

The final report, entitled "Suggested Design and Management Techniques for Enhancing Public Engagement in Transportation Policymaking (CTS 11-24)" is available on the CTS website.

This is great, ongoing work on public engagement and leadership that is being conducted here at the PNLC by a number of our faculty members.

Great work, Jerry & Kathy!

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