How to Involve Citizens in Decision Making

October 11, 2012

Jon Abercrombie
Jon Abercrombie
Public engagement expert Jon Abercrombie talks about how governments can successfully involve citizens in making big decisions. He explains why traditional public hearings don’t work well, and why facilitated discussions organized around small groups do.

Length: 11 min, 35 sec


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