Julia Walton was recently appointed as Health Track Chair by the American Planning Association for their 2018 and 2019 conferences.
WHAT WE DO
3 Square Blocks helps public and private interests in the Pacific Northwest practice innovative urban planning and design rooted in community consensus
NAVIGATE YOUR PLANNING PROCESS3 Square Blocks engages communities to create plans that guide long-term decision making. We guide communities to understand, prioritize and implement public services and capital investments that achieve local vision and goals.
WELCOME DIVERSE STAKEHOLDERS TO THE TABLEOur outreach experts welcome diverse and often divided groups to the planning process. By meeting people where they live and work and encouraging input and project ownership from underrepresented groups, we garner crucial feedback to shape long-term strategy.
FIND COMMON GROUNDWe use collaboration and conflict resolution strategies to keep conversations moving. Our staff works closely with diverse stakeholders, planners, technical consultants, public officials and residents to gather and relay shared values and community needs. We leverage common ground to achieve shared decisions that support social equity, economic opportunity, environmental stewardship, and sustainability.
ENGAGE AND INFORM TO PROMOTE TRANSPARENT DECISIONSOur communications experts encourage thoughtful discourse and decision making with accessible (and often multilingual) presentations, exhibits, web content, meeting materials, and engagement activities. We ensure broader awareness through coverage in local newspapers, Listservs, social media, and blogs.