Host a Community Conversation:
If your group would like to facilitate a community conversation about the Comprehensive Plan, we have prepared a meeting in a box. This contains everything you need to host a conversation and submit ideas directly to us. Please fill out this form to request support and resources.
Fall 2022 Engagement
During this phase of engagement, it’s time for City agencies and residents to get creative. We need everyone at the table to develop recommendations that reflect your priorities, ideas and are both implementable and tangible.
There are a dozen-plus public workshops planned across the City in October and November. Attend the one closest to you, meet dedicated neighbors, and re-connect with your community.
Workshops will be led by both members of our Community Engagement Leadership team and Community Planners, collaboratively.
At each workshop, we’ll go over a spotlight topic – this is a topic identified through engagement in Spring and Summer 2022 as important to the City of Baltimore. We’ll go deep into this topic – how it works in Baltimore today, and your ideas for making things work better. The goal is to generate REAL solutions.
If you can't join a fall workshop, please consider commenting online. Links to workshop materials will be found here.
Spring 2022 Engagement
Our Spring engagement combined a series of Planning-hosted Open House events and outreach led by partner community based organizations (see more information about our CELT team here).
If you missed the Open House series, please check out the video from our virtual open house intro above, or via this link.
What We heard:
We have documented what we heard during the conversations at each Open House event: https://baltimoreplanning.konveio.com/ourbaltimore_whatweheard_openhouses
We had requests to share the maps from the map gallery at the Open House events. Please review them here and leave additional comments/observations:
Engagement Report for Phase 1:
A full engagement report for Phase 1 is forthcoming this fall (October 2022).
How Input Was Used:
Input from the Spring engagement shaped our priority topics list. The initial list of topics was generated based on feedback from our Open House series. We also worked with our CELT team to gather input and ideas - this allowed us to refine and expand our priority topics.
In 2021, the Department of Planning held conversations about public engagement with Baltimore City residents who had interacted with our agency via the Planning Academy, Food Equity Policy Advisors, and Sustainability Plan Ambassadors. Through these early conversations, we developed strategies for public engagement.
Thank you to all who participated in these early conversations and helped shape our approach!
See links below for documentation of our engagement strategy and goals.
Process - how we developed our engagement approach
Case studies - engagement models that we drew from