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The City of Portland, Oregon

Office of Equity and Human Rights

Realizing Equity. Enhancing the City of Portland.

Phone: 503-823-4433

Fax: 503-823-4420

421 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204

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Equitable Engagement and Involvement – select Internal and external resources

City of Portland Adopted Public Involvement Principles

Public Involvement Best Practices Program, Adapt to Impact, Office of Community and Civic Life (Civic Life)

Public Involvement Advisory Council, Civic Life

Public Involvement Best Practices Resources, Civic Life

Chapter 2: Community Involvement, 2035 Comprehensive Plan

Community Involvement Program As-Adopted Report, 2035 Comprehensive Plan

Community Involvement Committee, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS)

Community Engagement Manual (related to the 2035 Comprehensive Plan), CIC - BPS

See the Racial Equity Toolkit Materials (specifically Section 4, engage those most impacted within the RET Manual or the RET Training Presentation)

The Spectrum of Community Engagement to Ownership, Facilitating Power

Collective Impact Forum Resources

Equity: The Soul of Collective Impact, Michael McAfee, Angela Glover Blackwell, and Judith Bell, PolicyLink

Community Engagement & Participation Checklist, PolicyLink

Resource Guide on Public Engagement, National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation

The Community Engagement Guide for Sustainable Communities, Danielle Bergstrom, Kalima Rose, Jillian Olinger, Kip Holley, PolicyLink and The Kirwan Institute

City of Seattle 2009 Inclusive Outreach and Public Engagement Guide

King County 2011 Community Engagement Guide

2011 King County Community Engagement Guide Continuum

EPA Public Participation Process Planning Guide

Ten ideas to encourage immigrant engagement – Institute for local governments

Practical Approaches for Involving Traditionally Underserved Populations in Transportation Decisionmaking, David Aimen and Anne Morris, Transportation Research Board

Civil Society and Authentic Engagement in a Diverse Nation, Angela Glover Blackwell, Stanford Social Innovation Review

The First Steps to Meaningful Community Engagement, Neeraj Mehta, Next City

A Path Towards Authentic Community Engagement, Jaylan Abd Elrahman and Jay Feldman, Living Cities

Collaborating for Equity and Justice, Moving Beyond Collective Impact, Tom Wolff, Meredith Minkler, Susan M. Wolfe, Bill Berkowitz, Linda Bowen, Frances Dunn Butterfoss, Brian D. Christens, Vincent T. Francisco, Arthur T. Himmelman and Kien S. Lee, Non Profit Quarterly

Participatory research as a path to equitable transportation, Jonna Mckone, The City Fix

Chicago innovates urban planning with participatory communication, Jonna Mckone, The City Fix  [post about participatory communication]

Government by the people, the importance of public engagement, Garrett Bradford, The City Fix [post on the importance of public engagement]

Most Public Engagement Is Worse Than Worthless, Ruben Anderson, Strong Towns