Well Nobody Told Me!

This article originally appeared in Issue Zero of our print magazine, April 2016.

That is a common refrain whenever something is done in our city. Well, make that pretty much any city, really. Whether it’s the rezoning of a lot or the installation of a dog park, there are always people caught by surprise.

In creating our cities and, by extension, building our communities, the need for a public consultation process that both engages and produces results is of the utmost importance. But is it really worth the fuss? And is it the sole responsibility of the city to engage its residents or do we as residents also play a role in the engagement process? Continue reading “Well Nobody Told Me!”