New River Valley Planning District Commission: Built NRV, A Planning Game for Public Engagement

Posted on: October 4th, 2012 by Kate Humphrey

NADO’s 2012 Innovation Awards recognized 64 projects from 22 states for their creative approaches to regional community and economic development, including the project described below. Click here for the full list of winners.

Built NRV, A Planning Game for Public Engagement is an opportunity to get community groups involved in the New River Valley Planning District Commission’s Livability Initiative regional planning process. In the game, citizens come together and talk about the things that are most important to them when it comes to their neighborhood and communities through a series of hands-on interactive exercises. BUILT NRV was developed following strong opposition to the Sustainable Communities Planning Grant program as an alternative way to engage the public and discuss local and regional issues. Participants across the region quickly identify their own priorities and explore how they fit in with community values and resource constraints.

Kim Thurlow, Project Coordinator: [email protected]
Kevin Byrd, Executive Director: [email protected]
540-639-9313
www.nrvlivability.org

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