What It's About:
With scarce unencumbered land available and NIMBYism (Not-In-My-Backyard) at an all-time high, builders and developers are left with challenging sites and an open door to community opposition. This session explores how to effectively work with neighbors to create a successful outcome for the community and gain support for your complicated and complex projects. Learn a step-by-step community outreach plan to build relationships, navigate social media and work through neighborhood opposition. Bring your zoning challenges, and our panel of experts—with more than 70 years of combined experience—will share their advice on how to build community support.
What You'll Learn:
Learn how to develop strong relationships while discovering ways to best uncover how citizens, elected officials and municipal staff view your development.
Discover how to best use social media to thoroughly communicate and share your positive message.
Understand how to effectively work through neighborhood opposition with open dialogue and honest communication.
Learn to navigate and understand the neighborhood social media reach.
How to Attend:
Participants must be registered for a full registration package or a 1-day education with expo pass package valid for the day of the session they wish to attend. Seating for Building Knowledge sessions will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
NAHB - 1.00 CE hour(s), NKBA - 0.1 CEU(s), AIA – 1.0 LU Hour(s)
AIA CES Credit Eligible:
NAHB is a Registered Provider with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems. Credit earned on completion of this course will be reported to CES Records for AIA members by the Provider. Certificates of Completion are available upon request.