Civic Results Projects

Civic Results' projects include a wide variety of civic engagement, public participation, community based planning, process design and facilitation services, in Colorado and around the country. The following list of projects and clients is a sample of the variety of projects we have undertaken.

Living Streets Initiative — Citizen Engagement/Process Design and Facilitation
Civic Results designed the outreach and public education effort associated with Denver's Living Streets Initiative. The Living Streets Initiative is an interdisciplinary, multi-sector partnership intended to stimulate a regional dialogue about the benefits and tradeoffs of living streets, and recommend how to infuse a living streets approach into everyday decision making by City agencies based on their respective roles and responsibilities as well as City practice and policies. Living Streets are vibrant places where people of all ages and physical abilities feel safe and comfortable using any mode of travel (walking, biking, transit, or private auto). While Living Streets are designed to maximize the efficiency of a corridor's person-trip capacity (compared to solely auto-trip capacity), they are also intended to integrate with the use and form of adjacent development to achieve great destinations for people.

Healthy People Healthy Places Convergence Project — Best Practices Development
The Healthy People Healthy Places Convergence Project—led by Kaiser Permanente, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Kellogg Foundation—identified five key areas with the greatest opportunities for collaborative action among healthy living funders, organizations and practitioners. One of these opportunities was establishment of a “Learning and Advocacy Network.” Civic Results was engaged by the HPHP Convergence Partners to identify what practitioners and funders in the healthy living fields understand to be the benefits of collaboration and what they believe to be the tools, techniques and programs that could make collaboration happen.  From this information, a package of tools and programs were developed, vetted with prospective users (funders, organizations and practitioners) and then refined for implementation.

Oregon Big Look Task Force — Best Practices Development/Citizen Engagement/Consensus Building
Civic Results joined with Fregonese and Associates, and Robert Grow to support the Big Look Task Force in its review of the Oregon Land Use Law. This project, initiated by Governor Kulongoski, was intended to determine whether, after 30 years, the Oregon Land Use Law had fulfilled its intended purposes and whether its current form was appropriate for current and future needs of the State. The Task Force worked for 3 years and did not recommend a complete overhaul of the law but rather several adjustments to accommodate current circumstances. The Task Force's recommendations led to passage of Oregon House Bill 2229 in the 2009 legislative session.

Children and Nature Network Community Action Guide — Local and regional Leadership Development
The Children & Nature Network (C&NN) was created to encourage and support the people and organizations working nationally and internationally to reconnect children with nature. The network provides a critical link between researchers and individuals, educators and organizations dedicated to children's health and well-being. C&NN also promotes fundamental institutional change and provides resources for sharing information, strategic initiatives and success stories. Civic Results designed the process and wrote the C&NN Community Action Guide to assist communities of all sizes to engage people and create a movement to reconnect children and nature.

UniverCity Connections — Guided and Strategic Planning
n 2007 and again in 2012, Civic Results designed and conducted community based strategic planning efforts in Fort Collins, Colorado to improve the connections between the City of Fort Collins and Colorado State University. Over 120 residents of the City participated in a 9 month process during the first phase and a 5 month process during the second phase, resulting in a number of successful initiatives in multiple categories. Implementation of these bold ideas is ongoing in Fort Collins and the UniveCityConnections stakeholders continue to meet.

Denver Infrastructure Priorities Task Force — Process Design and Facilitation/Citizen Engagement
Mayor John Hickenlooper appointed 110 residents of the City of Denver to the Infrastructure Priorities Task Force, to help prioritize the City's long defered infrastructure maintenance and replacement needs. Civic Results created a website, supported the work of the Task Force and designed a public outreach effort that resulted in over 100 public presentations and discussions of the City's critical infrastructure needs. The work of the Task Force led to identification of over 40 priority infrastructure projects that became the basis for the very successful Better Denver tax and bond campaign.

Denver Housing Plan Update — Process Design and Facilitation
Civic Results designed and facilitated a process to renew Denver's 10 year housing plan. The process involved housing stakeholders from public, private and nonprofit organizartions fron throughout the Denver region. This Housing Plan Task Force met for approximately one year to complete the plan and integrate it with other relevant city plans and policies.

Northern Kentucky Vision 2015 — Community Visioning
Civic Results designed and facilitated two large summit meetings in the three county Northern Kentucky region adjacent to Cincinnatti, Ohio, as part of a year long regional visioning effort. Civic Results and PlaceMatters provided the technology for hundreds of participants using keypad polling and networked computers to create and prioritize a variety of strategies to implement their regional vision.

Partnership Denver — Citizen Engagement/Electronic Democracy
Civic Resulta designed and facilitated a process to develop and strengthen partnerships between City agencies and neighborhoods to address priority community issues. The process used community meetings and keypad polling technology to select issues, develop strategies, and identify actions that neighborhoods and the City could implement together.

Colorado 100 — Citizen Engagement/Electronic Democracy
Civic Results Provided electronic keypads, process design, and facilitation for a series of meetings held throughout Colorado to raise awareness, and define solutions to the serious fiscal challenges facine the state due to conflicting provisions in the Colorado Constitution. This process set the stage for Referendum C that was passed by the voters in 2005, and temporarily waived some provision of the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights.

Blueprint Denver — Solution Oriented Campaign
Civic Results was part of the consultant team with Fregonese Calthorpe Associates and Fehr and Peers that developed Blueprint Denver, Denvers land-use and transportation plan. Civic Results designed and facilitated the process used by the Land-Use and Transportation Advisory Committee and the public outreach process that accompanied it.

Metro Vision 2020 — Multi-Jurisdictional Initiative
Civic Results was funded by the Energy Foundation to work with the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) to build consensus among the local governments in the Denver region for the development, adoption, and implementation of Metro Vision 2020, the metro area's regional growth, development and transportation plan. Civic Results facilitated the work of the Metro Vision Task Force, the Metro Vision Steering Committee, and conducted numerous sub-regional and local meetings of local governments to resolve key issues and build support for the Plan's bold elements.

Mile High Compact — Intergovernmental Agreement
Civic Results staff, working through the Metro Mayors Caucus, worked with DRCOG staff to craft the Mile High Compact—an intergovernmental agreement to locally implement the provisions of the regional plan Metro Vision 2020—and to build support among the local government members to adopt the Compact.

Some other clients and communities we have served:

  • City of Castle Pines North, Colorado
  • The State of Colorado;
  • The Colorado Healthy Communities Initiative
  • The Greater Albuquerque Region
  • The Cleveland Metropolitan Region
  • The Erie, Pennsylvania Region
  • The Atlanta Regional Commission
  • The Central Carolina Region
  • Denver Regional Council of Governments
  • The City of Centennial, Colorado
  • The City of Lakewood, Colorad
  • Independence, Missouri
  • Blaine County, Idaho
  • The City of Oklahoma City
  • Grand Forks, North Dakota
  • Teton County, WY & Teton County, ID
  • The Lower Naugatuck Valley, Connecticut
  • The U.S. Department of Transportation
  • The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • The U.S. Department of Energy
  • The Surface Transportation Policy Project

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