Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Normal: Small town urban planning at its best!

This article nicely describes how much of an impact people can have on small towns. Even if you're not an urban planner (and how many of us are?), you can make a big difference in a small town.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Normal Community Engagement Ideas

These are some great ideas for getting citizens more involved in local issues and events. The "walkshop" where people walk (or bike!) around town and have conversations about what's right in front of them would be better than having discussions in a conference room. Opportunities for citizens to be creative, such as competitions to develop new ways to address issues, are also ways to involve people who would otherwise not take an interest.