University of Wisconsin–Madison

Best Practices for Meaningful Community Engagement

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town, County, Other
State(s) All States
Policy Areas Community Development, Democracy & Governance, Public Spaces
Meaningful community engagement can take shape in a variety of ways and requires time and flexibility, building trusting relationships, and finding ways to enable people to connect to a project, a process, or a group of people, and sustained effort. This guide presents strategies for strengthening interpersonal connections in communities, such as providing food and childcare at community events and thinking strategically about where events are held.

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