Educational Techniques to Facilitate Involvement

Julie Dennis, Daniel Fitz-Patrick, Richard Fetchick, Cassidy Mutnansky
Posted on: 5/24/2018 - Updated on: 1/04/2019

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Whitney Gray


This guide is a mini-suite of resources intended to assist planners implementing the adaptation process to understand approaches for the participatory elements of the undertaking. This guide answers questions about what the planning team and local representative’s options are for facilitating community involvement during decision-making points. It will do this in the following order:

  • Saliency: Presents the issue, in its immediacy, to the public.

  • Goals: Sets motivations that will inform what is analyzed in terms of sea-level rise.

  • Projection: Which scenario(s) will the community choose? At which point(s) in the future will they plan for?

  • Focus Areas: Where do community preferences intersect with impact findings?

  • Adaptation Strategies: Can creative strategies be elicited from stakeholder groups?

  • Prioritization of needs: Which strategies are the most cost effective, and most preferred?

  • Monitoring & Feedback: Participatory project monitoring, and ongoing feedback mechanisms.

This guide is a product of the Community Resiliency Initiative, a project carried out by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity with funding from NOAA via the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Florida Coastal Office.