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The Future of the Kelley House Site

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The PDC recently designed and facilitated a public meeting with community members to generate ideas and prioritize options for an historic building in San Jose. The building, called the Kelley House, is a designated landmark because of its architecture and historical significance to the local region. The City of San Jose enlisted the services of […]

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City of Milpitas Strategic Planning Process

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June 2013 – Present. The city of Milpitas has contracted PDC to assist with public outreach and community engagement as they formulate a strategic plan to better deliver future city services.  PDC is working with Milpitas in a four phase, year long process where city workers, city commission members, the chamber of commerce, the school […]

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City of Half Moon Bay General Plan Update

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September 2013 – present. PDC is working with Dyett & Bhatia, a well known urban and regional planning firm, to assist the City of Half Moon Bay in gathering community input to help inform updates to the General Plan.  This five phase, two-year project includes working with a community advisory committee, interviewing community members and […]

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PDC’s Guiding Principles

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Dialogue is a special form of communication that creates positive results for individuals, groups, organizations, and communities.

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Public Dialogue’s Latest News

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Recent News, Announcements & Updates

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Free Initial Consultation

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PDC offers a free 1-hour initial phone consultation to assess your needs and begin to co-construct a vision of possible courses of action. Our senior consultants will work with you to help identify and understand the issues at hand, and will follow up with a written action plan of optional services and possible courses of […]

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Water Summit

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The PDC designed and facilitated a three-day summit on water-resource management issues in New Mexico. As part of this event, PDC trained participants in collaborative problem solving techniques designed to manage the decreasing water supply.

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San José Retreat for Senior Staff

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PDC conducted two sessions at a retreat for Senior Staff in efforts to help departments work together more productively.

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San José Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services

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The PDC designed and facilitated a series dialogues with City staff to help them plan and decide how to provide suitable parks and recreation services to City residents.

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Public Utilities Polling Project

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The PDC conducted polling with participants to help shape a one-day conference to explore community member’s perspectives on deregulation issues related to sustainable energy.

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