Community Engagement Case Study: City of Richmond General Plan Update

Created by the Institute for Local Government (ILG)

The City of Richmond successfully engaged hundreds of its diverse residents to create an updated General Plan that includes an innovative health and wellness element aimed at boosting community health by improving the built environment.

One tool used by Richmond was a custom-wrapped "plan van" that went to multiple community events, bringing a planning process directly to community members.

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