Last week, Sue and I joined 5,700 of our fellow planners in New Orleans for the 2018 National Planning Conference (NPC18). It was great to be in The Big Easy, and over the course of four days, we caught up, connected with and contributed to the national discussion around public engagement in planning. I also had the opportunity to engage youth from New Orleans in some city planning work. Here are the highlights, beginning with my cat dress and blue nail polish.
We also had participants try some of our favorite methods like live polling and cardstorming. Sue and I were so busy presenting and facilitating that we only got pictures of the cardstorming (below), but we live streamed the session and you can check that out here.
I really enjoyed playing Legos with a group of four 11 year old boys. We built cities and they told me about themselves and we talked to them about all the things you can do in the field of city planning. They also introduced me to a toy that I had never heard of, called a beyblade ("like Beyonce").