Based on the City’s Equitable Community Engagement Blueprint, ENGAGEDurham is a pilot initiative to coordinate engagement efforts between City-County Planning, City Transportation, City Neighborhood Improvement Services, and City General Services Departments. This pilot will be a multi-year engagement process to influence outcomes for a variety of projects, specifically our new Comprehensive Plan, new County Transit Plan, the Belt Line trail, the Move Durham study, the Third Fork Creek trail extension, and the R. Kelly Bryant Bridge Trail along with other smaller projects that these departments may undertake with input from departments across the City and County.
As a pilot effort we recognize that we are trying new things and have much to learn along the way. We may not get it right the first time but we will keep listening, learning, and adapting our approach as we go. In the future, we anticipate that the ENGAGEDurham pilot will continue to coordinate engagement efforts beyond the scope of these specific projects. We are working to develop new engagement methods that prioritize racial equity and ensuring those who have been historically excluded from decision-making will have a voice.