DES PERSPECTIVES DE PARTOUT DANS LE MONDE À LA #IAP2NAC 2019

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ATTENTION : IL NE RESTE QUE DEUX SEMAINES POUR BÉNÉFICIER DU TARIF POUR INSCRIPTION ANTICIPÉE!

La Conférence nord-américaine 2019 de l’AIP2 (qui aura lieu du 4 au 6 septembre à Charlotte, en Caroline du Nord) promet un vaste choix d’occasions d’apprentissage et de réseautage, ainsi que des ateliers offerts par des conférenciers venus des quatre coins du globe!

S’inscrire! Réservations d’hôtel
Programme détaillé Détails de la Conférence
Devenez commanditaire! Demande de commandite

Voici certaines des séances qui seront proposées! Continue reading

INSIGHTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD AT #IAP2NAC 2019

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FLASH: JUST 2 WEEKS LEFT TO SAVE WITH THE EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNT!

The 2019 IAP2 North American Conference (Sept. 4 – 6, in Charlotte, NC) promises a wide range of learning and networking opportunities and features presentations from one end of the globe to the other!

Register today! Hotel Reservations
Schedule-at-a-Glance Conference Details
Become a Sponsor! Sponsorship Application

Check out some of these offerings!
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Bringing “the locals” onside: the IAP2 June Webinar

June Learning Webinar – Engaging the Rumour Mill

Picture this: you work for a large organization that has plans involving a small community (or several). Your organization means for it to benefit the people, but you run into deep-seated skepticism in a tight-knit community. How do you earn their trust and bring in a project that benefits all concerned?

That’s the situation Carrie McIntosh of the British Columbia Ferry Corporation found herself in. BC Ferries is a vital link among coastal communities, and she details her experiences in the next IAP2 Learning Webinar, “Engaging the Rumour Mill” (Tuesday, June 11, at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT). This is another “Victoria Encore”, reprising a presentation from the 2018 IAP2 North American Conference: one that attendees told us should be shared with others in a webinar.

You can read Carrie’s conference session outline here, and register here. Remember to follow the two-stage procedure for logging in: your confirmation email will include the link to our webinar provider; fill in the form to get your login instructions.

We look forward to your joining us!

All the best,
IAP2 Canada / IAP2 USA

How to Convince Your Boss: The IAP2 North American Conference

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It’s June, and September will be here sooner than you know it,which means the annual IAP2 North American Conferenceis

right around the corner – September 4-6 in Charlotte, North Carolina! More than that, so is the deadline to get the early-bird discount (June 30th), so if you need to convince your “boss” to let you have those days-away, you’ll need to do it soon!

Register today! Hotel Reservations
Schedule-at-a-Glance Conference Details
Become a Sponsor! Sponsorship Application

So with that in mind, we can help with Five (count ‘em – 5!) Big Reasons to go to the #IAP2NAC:

  1. Look at the top of the page: this conference is all about Leveraging P2 to Create Thriving Communities, so the better you are at your job, the better it is for your organization and for your community.
  2. Diversity of topics, teachings and trends, all in one place.
  3. More tools for your tool-box, like a greater understanding of ways to reach under-represented people, as well as new techniques for making sure that everyone can have a say.
  4. Presenters from all over the world, sharing experiences that you can adapt to whatever situation(s) you’re facing
  5. Networking opportunities with other practitioners: think what you can learn — and what you can share. No need to reinvent the wheel!

This year, we’ve added “themes” to the Schedule-at-a-Glance. You’ll see general categories like “Race, Equity and Inclusion”, “Tips, Tools, Techniques” and “Infrastructure”, to help you decide which sessions you should take in.

But don’t let any proverbial grass grow underneath your feet! The early-bird discount is only in effect until June 30, so register here and don’t cost “The Boss” any more money!

And if money is an issue, remember that if you’re a student, a staff member at a non-profit or a new community advocate, you could qualify for a Scholarship. Find out more here.

Remember that your registration is also your ticket to the Core Values Awards gala, Thursday, Sept. 5 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame!

Welcome to our latest sponsors! WSP and Outreach Experts are the latest businesses demonstrating their support for public engagement. Outreach Experts is the presenting sponsor of the Core Values Awards Gala, and WSP has come aboard as a Health Break sponsor!

      

Find out about the various ways you or your organization can support #IAP2NAC (including the all-new Conference app!) by downloading the information package here!

What more convincing could you need?

See you in Charlotte!

IAP2 USA / IAP2 Canada

Thank you to our 2019 Conference Sponsors!

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Show your commitment to P2, reach new customers or get up-close-and-personal with existing ones! Download the sponsorship package to get started today!

La Conférence nord-américaine de l’AIP2 : Comment convaincre votre patron

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Nous sommes déjà en juin et, avant que vous ne vous en rendiez compte, septembre sera à nos portes, ce qui signifie que la Conférence nord-américaine de l’AIP2 approche à grands pas – en effet, celle-ci se tiendra du 4 au 6 septembre, à Charlotte, en Caroline du Nord! Qui plus est, la date limite pour profiter du tarif pour inscription anticipée approche également (30 juin), donc si vous devez convaincre votre « patron » de vous accorder ces journées, vous devrez le faire sous peu!

S’inscrire! Réservations d’hôtel
Programme détaillé Détails de la Conférence
Devenez commanditaire! Demande de commandite

Nous avons donc pensé vous aider en vous donnant cinq (vous avez bien lu, cinq!) excellentes raisons de participer à cet événement – #IAP2NAC :

  1.   Regardez dans le haut de la page : cette conférence a pour thème Utiliser la P2 comme levier pour favoriser l’émergence de collectivités dynamiques et prospères, donc plus vous seriez outillé dans votre travail, plus vous contribuerez à l’essor de votre organisation et de votre communauté.
  2.   Une vaste sélection de thèmes, d’enseignements et de tendances, tous réunis au même endroit.
  3.   De nouvelles cordes à ajouter à votre arc, notamment une meilleure compréhension de la façon de rejoindre les populations sous-représentées, ainsi que de nouvelles techniques pour s’assurer que toutes les voix sont entendues.
  4.   Des présentateurs de partout à travers le monde partageront des expériences que vous pourrez adapter aux situations auxquelles vous êtes confronté.
  5.   Des occasions uniques de réseauter avec d’autres praticiens : pensez à tout ce que vous pourrez apprendre et partager. Vous n’aurez pas à réinventer la roue!

Cette année, nous avons ajouté des thèmes à notre programme détaillé. Vous y verrez des catégories générales telles que « Ethnicité, équité et inclusion », « Conseils, outils et techniques » et « Infrastructure », afin de vous aider à choisir les séances qui vous intéressent.

Mais n’attendez pas qu’il soit trop tard! Les tarifs pour inscription anticipée sont en vigueur jusqu’au 30 juin, alors inscrivez-vous ici et faites économiser votre entreprise

Si vous n’êtes pas en mesure d’assister à la conférence pour des raisons d’ordre financier, rappelez-vous que les étudiants, les employés d’organismes à but non lucratif et les défenseurs des droits des collectivités nouvellement en poste peuvent se qualifier pour une bouse. Apprenez-en plus à ce sujet ici.

N’oubliez pas que votre inscription vous permet également d’assister au Gala des prix d’excellence en participation publique, qui aura lieu le jeudi 5 septembre au Temple de la renommée NASCAR!

Bienvenue à nos nouveaux commanditaires! WSP et Outreach Experts sont les plus récentes entreprises à démontrer leur engagement à l’égard de la participation publique! Outreach Experts est le commanditaire principal du Gala des prix d’excellence en participation publique, et WSP s’est joint à l’événement à titre de commanditaire de pause-santé!

       

Découvrez les différentes façons dont votre organisation peut appuyer la #IAP2NAC (y compris la toute nouvelle application de la Conférence!) en téléchargeant la trousse d’information ici!

 

A-t-on besoin de vous convaincre davantage?

Au plaisir de vous voir à Charlotte!

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Thank you to our 2019 Conference Sponsors!

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Show your commitment to P2, reach new customers or get up-close-and-personal with existing ones! Download the sponsorship package to get started today!

Community Engagement, Diversity & Inclusion in Placemaking

Special guest article by Charles Campion, partner-in-charge, JTP: Charles teamed with JTP founder John Thompson to receive the 2009 IAP2 Core Values Award for Innovation for their work in Scarborough, UK. charles campion

Communities have a collective intelligence that brings social, economic and environmental value to designing cities and neighbourhoods. Just as the act of voting is a right, it is inherently democratic to bring people genuinely to the heart of planning and placemaking.

At this year’s American Institute of Architects “AIA ’19 Conference”, Alison Luas from Boston Architecture firm Payette will moderate a session with architects Patricia Saldaña Natke, President and Design Principal at Chicago based UrbanWorks Ltd and Charles Campion, Partner at JTP, London. Natke and Campion are both striving to leverage the process of co-design in the built environment to meet the challenges of equity, diversity and inclusion to increase opportunities for all individuals.

During the International Architects Presidents’ Forum in 2018 key questions posed included:

 

  • What are the challenges communities are facing in efforts to become more equitable and inclusive?
  • What is the role of architects in addressing these?
  • How do architects and architectural associations engage communities to become more equitable and inclusive?

The AIA ‘19 Conference in Las Vegas seeks to expand the discussion on these questions through sharing the expertise of Natke and Campion in employing innovative charrette-based strategies for community engagement. These strategies can increase the breadth and diversity of participation in the design process and equitable outcomes for the built environment.

Community and the engagement of often overlooked stakeholders is the lens through which Natke has looked at design throughout her career. The approach is based on her own experience of growing up in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighbourhood, a vibrant and diverse urban community that has been in the design shadow of the city’s famed Loop just five miles away.

In Paranapiacaba, Brazil, near Sao Paolo, Natke’s firm, UrbanWorks Ltd, collaborated with a multi-disciplinary team of six designers to create and execute a multi day inclusive design Charrette for Partners of the Americas, Illinois Chapter, Architecture and Urbanism Committee.

[Image Aerial of Paranapiacaba, Brazil]

The town of 1,200 residents was built in 1895 by a British railroad company to transport coffee from the country’s densely forested mountain regions to the sea. Steam driven funiculars were operated by workers who lived in the town, which was originally planned in a Victorian English style typical of the period. Now protected by Brazil as an historic district, it lies within the ecologically sensitive UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Atlantic Forest Southeast Reserves.

During the Charrette the American-led team shared walks through the city, meals, and even dance stretching exercises with their hosts. As Natke says, “We were guests in their city and we wanted to ensure we interpreted their needs while balancing their varying concerns.”

 

Natke’s presentation at the 2019 AIA Conference in Las Vegas, will include additional case studies, showing solutions in Chicago, Michigan, and North Carolina, through which Natke will demonstrate how to produce successful results that benefit all stakeholders through varying processes and conditions.

Campion is a veteran of working with communities and stakeholders on a wide range of placemaking projects, throughout the UK and internationally. After 25 years’ experience in the field of community participation, he has written “20/20 Visions: Collaborative Planning and Placemaking” (RIBA Publishing 2018). This book describes the history and process of design Charrettes (including AIA R/UDATs (Regional Urban Design Assistance Teams) and illustrates their success and flexibility through twenty international case studies. Campion says, “I’ve written 20/20 Visions to raise awareness of the Charrette process and, by promoting its widespread use, to change the way things are done to bring communities genuinely to the heart of planning and placemaking.”

[Image: St Clements Hospital Charrette, London (JTP)]

“From a professional perspective,” Campion says, “Charrettes provide an efficient working process that enables multi-disciplinary design teams to set up a studio on or near the site and focus solely on the project at hand, covering a great deal of ground over a few days. Contact with the community brings local knowledge and creativity into the process and helps develop plans and solutions that gain support.”

A key element of Charrettes is that the community becomes involved in an iterative design process, which allows time and space for at least three feedback loops, so that a design is proposed, reviewed, changed, and re-presented for further review. This process has been shown to be critical in building community consensus and backing.

The Charrette team needs to have three key attributes:

  1. The ability to engage and inspire stakeholders;
  2. The ability to successfully manage the logistics, mechanics and team-work through a Charrette process; and
  3. The skills of visioning, masterplanning and effective graphic communication.

 

Developing these attributes must become a key focus of colleges and universities that train future practitioners and “20/20 Visions” has been written to help inform that process.

Influential urbanist Richard Florida theorises that to deliver great places with resilient economies and equitable communities, governance should be “local and intentional”, that is directed towards an appropriate shared goal or vision. Charrettes provide the methodology to engage communities to that end and satisfy the human instinct for collaboration and involvement. Campion concludes, “Practitioners and decision makers must be ready to gear up and take on the challenge of engaging with communities and the public should be ready to take their rightful place alongside professionals and politicians to co-design and deliver equitable and resilient communities.”

 

For more information about Payette visit https://www.payette.com

 

For more information about UrbanWorks visit http://www.urbanworksarchitecture.com

 

For more information about JTP visit https://www.jtp.co.uk

 

IAP2 Training Program Management Comes to IAP2 Canada

On January 1, 2020, responsibility for licensed IAP2 training courses will be transferred from the IAP2 Federation to the individual Affiliates, such as IAP2 Canada. This includes the Foundations in Public Participation, Strategies for Dealing with Opposition and Outrage in P2, and P2 for Decision-Makers courses.

To prepare for the transition, IAP2 Canada’s Professional Development and Training Committee has set up a task force to work out a strategy and recommendations for how this will be implemented. The Task Force is currently interviewing licensed trainers and chapters to get their thoughts and concerns and will bring a strategy and recommendations to the Board in August.

Join us for a special webinar on June 17 at 11am PDT (2pm EDT) to learn more from the Training Task Force about what’s been heard so far and to offer your own feedback. Click here to register for the webinar. Prior to the webinar, the Task Force would like to hear from you. Please take a few minutes and take this survey.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the co-chairs of the Task Force, Brenda Pichette (brenda@p2facilitators.ca) or Mike Waters (mike@kimmik.ca).