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The Humphrey School of Public Affairs is the University of
Minnesota's school of policy and planning.

State and Local Policy Program

Building Capacity for Public Engagement in Local Road Systems Planning and Decision Making

Project Description:

Persistent resource shortfalls and historic changes in usage of local road systems are challenging the ability of local communities to sustain their local road systems. This project responds through research and training regarding communication and engagement techniques for involving the public in informed budgetary decision-making regarding local road service levels.

Part of this project will be to develop communication materials that convey technically complex budgetary and engineering information so that the public can be informed participants in the efforts to sustain local road systems.

Project Contact:

Guillermo Narvaez, Ph.D., Research Associate


Sustaining our local road systems: Presentation


Sustaining our local road systems: Accompanying Materials