How does Civic Engagement build social capital and community capacity?/You are working in the City Manager?s Office in a local City, and you?re boss ? the City Manager, serves on a planning committee that is working on a regional plan for growth. This plan will lay out an urban blue print for the future, including areas reserved for agriculture and opens space, and residential districts, and areas for business/job development./Your City Manager is a strong believer in Civic Engagement. She feels the public needs to be part of this dialogue. However, not everyone on this committee is comfortable with the prospect of involving the public. Your City Manager has asked you to make a five minute presentation to the Committee on the importance of Civic Engagement in the creation of this long term plan. In as few pages as possible, describe what elements you would include in your presentation. Why is Civic Engagement important?

answer two questions.
2. try to keep your responses to about 3 pages, and given the fact that this is open book, my expectation are high. You are expected to incorporate the concepts that we have discussed in class within the context of your responses.

Question one ( 3 pages answer )

You are working in the City Manager?s Office in a local City, and you?re boss ? the City Manager, serves on a planning committee that is working on a regional plan for growth. This plan will lay out an urban blue print for the future, including areas reserved for agriculture and opens space, and residential districts, and areas for business/job development.

Your City Manager is a strong believer in Civic Engagement. She feels the public needs to be part of this dialogue. However, not everyone on this committee is comfortable with the prospect of involving the public. Your City Manager has asked you to make a five minute presentation to the Committee on the importance of Civic Engagement in the creation of this long term plan. In as few pages as possible, describe what elements you would include in your presentation. Why is Civic Engagement important? (Remember your audience!)

Question four ( 3pages )

How does Civic Engagement build social capital and community capacity?

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