When: Tue., Sept. 20, 4-5:30 p.m. 2016
Professor Trapenberg Frick finds that activists use new media in combination with traditional strategies to communicate, organize, market their cause, and refine tactics. In some cases, they also develop "strange bedfellows" coalitions whereby citizens from across the political divide find common ground to oppose planning while retaining their core identities and values. City planners’ responses are largely reactive and catching up to the challenge. As a result, planners are rethinking civic engagement in a digital era.