Community input and engagement are key to any truly successful development, yet historically, there has often been a disconnect between the designers of a community and its eventual users.
What gaps or flaws do you see in the current participatory design processes being used in cities? What have cities been doing in regard to utilizing technology to improve the ability of the community to have input on project, e.g. new digital platforms for information sharing, idea submission, etc?
And are cities’ participatory processes still primarily face-to-face (community meetings), or are any technological applications outpacing them?