Community Engagement

Better engagement brings better projects.

At SEH, we believe projects come to life when the community comes out to share their voice.

At SEH, we place a high value on quality community engagement. We know a successful community engagement plan must represent the needs and desires of the many diverse interest groups and stakeholders within a community. We also recognize that there is no single technique that works in all situations. No single method can build the understanding and support a plan needs to succeed.

At the core of our approach is a thorough communication plan that we develop with you to identify the appropriate tools needed for your public outreach. Then, we make sure you have the tools you need to reach each of your audiences efficiently.

The following methodologies guide us in designing the public involvement process:

  • Use a variety of techniques, such as workshops, charrettes, interviews, open houses, newsletters, surveys
  • Facilitate informed participation through effective communication tools: plans, perspective sketches, photographs, photo-simulations, 3D illustrations and more
  • Create alternatives to find compromise and build support
  • Demonstrate in the plan that we have heard the public’s ideas and concerns
  • Document key decisions throughout the planning process