Inform, Engage, Interact.
Before beginning a new planning project or growth visioning initiative, you need the right technology tools to ensure that you are using the best public participation technologies to communicate, interact, and engage with your stakeholders.
Drawing on a decade of experience in the field of planning, we have developed best-of-class public participation tools into a turnkey website and content management system – one that you can quickly and affordably configured to your specific needs. Urban Insight's Vision Website Platform (TM) is the perfect way to ensure that you are using best practices in your public participation efforts.
Pay an initial startup cost. Then select a low monthly fee which includes hosting, training and support. No software to install, no hardware required.
Start using your Vision Website within a week.
Use a web browser to fully manage everything on your Vision Website. Add and edit pages, images, documents, and even videos.
Use our training to get started on this easy-to-use website. Enjoy unlimited support for the duration of your Visioning project.
Enable visitors to RSVP for events and workshops online. Store results in a database for easy evaluation, reminders and sorting.
Follow email best-practices to regularly communicate with your stakeholders.
Tell your story and document your process with photos.
Engage your stakeholders with web-based surveys.
Map your community's assets and allow stakeholders to add assets.
Don't take a chance. Your Vision website will comply with Section 508 requirements and is fully accessible to people with disabilities.
Your website is fully searchable.
Receive weekly or monthly reports on how your website is being used.
Offer presentations, visualizations or meeting summaries using video.
Use a popular social network to reach out more broadly. We'll help you get started.
Securely share documents and notes with other team members.
Translate and deliver your website in up to 15 different languages.
Own your content and have immediate access to it all.
Urban Insight's Vision Website Platform (TM) is based on the popular open source Drupal platform.
The Internet is profoundly impacting the practice of urban planning. The use of websites, email, geographic information systems, and online research have become central to the profession. However, only a few organizations have used technology effectively to increase public participation in the planning and vision development process.
This is changing. As of 2008, more than 73% of all American adults were using the Internet, and 90% of people ages 18 to 29. Technically-sophisticated young people are increasingly active in the profession. At the same time, affordable new technologies are making the Internet more interactive and easier to use than ever before.