Lack of planning knowledge is often a barrier to public participation. Introductory planning workshops can help.
For example, Brooklyn Community Board 7 organized “Zoning 101” workshops in English and Spanish, in collaboration with the Pratt Center. The workshops were an effort to expose the public to basic planning jargon, during the Sunset Park rezoning project.
CUP creates interactive workshop tools that help people explore policy and planning issues, such as zoning and affordable housing.
MAS offers training workshops and technical consulting services to community boards to assist them in improving their neighborhoods.