Community Engagement

Challenging projects, whether from an environmental or social perspective, require input from a variety of stakeholders, including the community, the client, and the regulatory agencies. KTUA’s goal is to gather public input, analyze the data, and respond in a manner that is sensitive to the interest and concerns of the stakeholders. Creating a forum for discussion, gaining the trust of the stakeholders and sharing information of value to them will result in project success. An open mind, strong listening skills, and clear, concise information are key to this process. Understanding the best communication tools to encourage participation from our target audience is crucial and will vary from project to project. Public outreach methods utilized by KTUA include workshop facilitation; design charrettes; online surveys; websites; newsletters; interpretation; and translation.