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DVRPC Planner's Methodology
Publication No.: TM14005
Date Published: 2/2015
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Geographic Area Covered: DVRPC region
Abstract: DVRPC has developed a Planner's Methodology, which is designed to provide guidance to staff in meeting Title VI and Environmental Justice (EJ) mandates and structuring a public participation plan at the project or study level. How meaningful public participation is gathered and implemented into a planning process may differ widely, depending on the type and scope of the project. The Planner's Methodology sets a framework for developing individual public participation plans for specific projects, offers a "tool kit" of public participation strategies, and offers instruction on how to utilize DVRPC's Indicators of Potential Disadvantage (IPD) methodology, as well as an overview of Title VI and EJ mandates. Overall, the Planner's Methodology builds upon DVRPC's philosophy and intent to place public participation, Title VI, and EJ at the forefront of the Commission's priorities.
Key Words: Environmental Justice (EJ), Title VI, public participation, EJ technical analysis, Indicator of Perceived Disadvantage (IPD), public outreach strategies, nondiscrimination, federal mandates, public participation goals and objectives, procedures, public comment periods and public meetings, visualization, communication.
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