City of Madison turns Comprehensive Plan into Living Document
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City of Madison

Interactive Plan

Imagine Madison was a unique public listening campaign that collected feedback from all across the City to plan for the Madison of tomorrow—and beyond. Feedback for the drafting stages of the Imagine Madison process, collected using Konveio, was used to update the City of Madison’s Comprehensive Plan. After plan adoption in 2018, the City launched an interactive version of the Comprehensive Plan powered by Konveio.

Problem

The project team at the City of Madison needed a flexible tool to post and collect feedback on their draft Comprehensive Plan in a way that made submitting and managing comments easy for both the project team and participants. The long-term goal of the Comprehensive Planning project was to create a living document that doesn’t collect dust on the shelf but is fun to explore and can be updated throughout the implementation process.

Solution

Konveio helped Madison in a few different ways:

  • Commenting directly on the draft document reduced duplication, made participation easier, and simplified analysis of the feedback received throughout the process.

  • Embedded content, like videos, ArcGIS Online maps, and Google Street Views makes it easy to explore the comprehensive plan and conveys key elements in an immersive fashion.

  • Key Feature: An overview page that features the different sections of the plan guides citizens directly to the areas of the plan they are interested in.

Impact

Konveio’s unique features helped the project team at the City of Madison to save time during the analysis of the feedback they received. The interactive plan format enables them to post annual updates regarding metrics and indicators outlined in the plan, creating a living document.  

Chris Haller
Denver Hosts Digital Open House to Support Neighborhood Plans
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Denver

Digital Open House

Denver’s East Central Planning Area contains a rich mix of amenities, jobs, and housing options, and remains one of the most dynamic places in the city. The area’s outdated neighborhood plans coupled with additional changes on the horizon—including plans to improve City Park and add Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)—make East Central a top priority for engaging the community in a new plan. The City needed a way to share the poster boards from the in-person open houses and collect community feedback on them.

Problem

While the open houses offered attendees an opportunity to weigh in on key issues like affordability, how to get around, growth and quality of life in the planning area, neighbors who missed their workshop needed a way to participate. The City needed a way to easily share the poster boards from the in-person events for others to review the materials online and share their thoughts through online surveys and comments.

Solution

Konveio helped the City of Denver in a few key ways:

  • Landing pages for each event helped provide background info, presentations and a video recording of the meeting

  • Poster boards from the meetings were shared as PDFs, with the ability to post comments in areas where in-person participants added feedback using sticky notes.

  • Images of the meeting results were included on the digital poster boards to provide transparency and offer inspiration.

  • Key Feature: Embedded surveys replicated dot voting exercises used in the meetings to gather priorities.

Impact

Konveio’s unique features allowed the City of Denver to collect feedback online that can easily be merged with feedback collected in-person. Online participation allowed the City to reach beyond their in-person attendance, with more comments collected online than at the face-to-face events. The results have been guiding the planners and the Steering Committee as they develop alternatives for the neighborhood plan.

Chris Haller
Albuquerque Makes it Easy to Answer Zoning Questions
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Albuquerque

Interactive Zoning Code

To ensure that future development aligns with the community’s vision, Albuquerque updated it’s Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO), which governs the City’s land use and development through zoning and subdivision regulations.

Problem

Creating a zoning code that addressed myriad land use considerations required extensive detail in the final IDO. While understanding that the foundational document would necessarily be a PDF in the interest of ongoing maintenance and updates, Albuquerque needed a way to readily provide answers to residents about their property interests.

Solution

Konveio makes it easy to navigate a complex document online:

  • A sidebar on the zoning document gives readers quick access to view the zoning map, ask questions, or jump to previous or next sections without leaving the zoning document

  • Special icons and overlays within the document identify background documentation, commentary, supporting legislation, and other resources

  • The interactive glossary provides intuitive tooltips to better understand legal terms

  • Home and summary pages provide ways for citizens to jump into the IDO, letting them easily identify their own interests and dive into the relevant information.

  • Key Feature: Digital guides or worksheets around common questions, like “What can I build on my property” allow users to easily create and email themselves a property report.

Impact

Konveio helped a city of more than half a million people simplify development procedures and reduce staff time answering questions about a complex Zoning Code by turning a complicated 500-page PDF into an interactive, valuable land use and development tool.

Chris Haller
Maui Collects Input on Multi-modal Transportation Factbook
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Maui MPO

Digital Factbook Review

As part of their Long Range Transportation Plan, the Maui Planning Organization created a Transportation Factbook that compiles data from several sources and across various contributing factors. The MPO needed a way to both circulate the Factbook online and collect community feedback on the data, with the ultimate goal of informing Hele Mai Maui, the MPO’s Long Range Transportation Plan.

Problem

The Maui MPO is taking a data-driven approach to it’s planning process, wanting to be transparent with the community about the current state of the multimodal system. As a result, there is a need to provide background information and resources that do not disrupt the overall flow of the Factbook, while also collecting community feedback to learn if they got it right.

Solution

Konveio helped Maui in a few different ways:

  • Embedded links take readers to support resources

  • Street view overlays to help readers visualize existing conditions

  • Key Feature: Info panel gives readers instant access to the project website and FAQs for context

Impact

Konveio’s unique features enabled Maui MPO to collect feedback that will inform Hele Mai Maui and help keep local communities connected by a safe, efficient, and sustainable transportation system in the face of significant growth.

Chris Haller
Shopping Mall in Cupertino to Become Mixed Use Development
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Cupertino

Charrette Review

Needing to create a redevelopment plan for a defunct shopping mall site in Cupertino, California, the City turned to the community through a series of Charrettes to identify plan options.

Problem

This project is of immense interest to local community members, and the City needed a way to collect and organize huge numbers of comments on Plan Options generated at each Charrette. A spreadsheet was simply infeasible, and the City needed to present a tool that conveyed their commitment to collaboration in the redevelopment planning.

Solution

Konveio helped Cupertino in multiple ways:

  • Readers can comment directly on the Charrette summary documents, wherever they choose

  • Readers can respond to other comments, creating threads of dialogue within the community

  • Key Feature:

Simple comment management system allows for easy moderation

Impact

Wanting to provide a transparent platform for input on a high-profile project, the City of Cupertino used Konveio to ensure open collaboration on the best path forward.


Chris Haller