Dealing with Misinformation and Disruption in Community Engagement

Topical Peer Conversation

What is the future of public participation in the age of contentious social media? This Peer Conversation will explore how practitioners are dealing with misinformation and disruption in community engagement by examining the challenges faced during high-profile park planning processes. Discussion leaders will examine how privilege factors into community engagement, aligning specialized knowledge with the authentic needs and aspirations of the community. Participants will share methods used to respond to misguided communication and educate the public to bring together park advocates and stakeholders.


Claire Hempel

Principal, Design Workshop, Inc.

Charles Neer

Principal, WRT