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City of Milpitas Strategic Planning Process June

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June 2013 – December 2015 PDC worked with the City of Milpitas to assist in the development of the City’s first-ever Strategic Plan. This multi-year project unfolded over four phases where city workers, city commission members, the chamber of commerce, the school district, faith based organizations, community organizations, and residents were asked to contribute input. […]

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San Bruno Community Foundation Listening Campaign

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April 2015 – June 2015 PDC was hired by the San Bruno Community Foundation to conduct a Community Engagement and Listening Campaign as a first step in the Foundation’s strategic planning process to determine how to effectively use the PG&E restitution funds to benefit the entire San Bruno community over the long term. This fast […]

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Santa Clara Levi’s Stadium Community Engagement

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December 2017 – present PDC is currently working with the City of Santa Clara and the Santa Clara Stadium Authority to conduct a transparent and comprehensive engagement process to hear the community’s views on a variety of issues related to Levi’s Stadium. PDC is currently conducting community interviews, focus groups, community meetings, and utilizing an […]

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San Jose State University, San Francisco State University, Skyline College, Fielding University, Kansas State University

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The PDC is dedicated to training students in dialogue, deliberation, and facilitation skills in classes and workshops at various educational institutions where we work. Students who are trained in these skill sets then facilitate campus and community forums on a variety of issues including diversity appreciation, student success and college completion, environmental sustainability, food security, […]

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City of San Carlos Transit Village

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The PDC worked with the City of San Carlos and three stakeholder groups to design and facilitate a series of meetings about a proposed, multi-use transit village in the City. In addition to the City, stakeholders included the developer (Legacy Partners), the public agency landowner (samTrans), and the members of a neighborhood association most effected […]

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Community Workshop City of Cupertino Civic Center Master Plan

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September 2013 – October 2014. PDC worked with Perkins + Will, an internationally renowned urban design firm, to help design and facilitate public engagement and outreach for the Civic Center Master Plan. Through this three phase, year long process, stakeholder groups and members of the Cupertino community provided ideas and feedback on concept design options […]

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City of Thousand Oaks Visioning Program Preparation and Facilitation Training

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March 24th – April 4th, 2014 PDC developed and delivered a customized training package to help prepare the City of Thousand Oaks staff and City Council members to lead community engagement efforts throughout a six month Visioning Program. The training involved a facilitation workshop for City staff and select community leaders, as well as a […]

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Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Vision Plan

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August 2012 – January 2014 The PDC worked with the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (MROSD) to assist with a comprehensive, district-wide community engagement project. Over 1,000 people participated in conversations about how they envision the future of open space across three counties in the San Francisco Bay area. These included focus group discussions with […]

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City of San Jose Commissions

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The PDC continues its ongoing collaboration with the City of San Jose’s Neighborhood Services Commission and Human Rights Commission. Both of these groups, composed of community volunteers, are undergoing a restructuring process as the City revamps and revitalizes all of its Commissions and Boards. The PDC worked with the Neighborhood Services Commission to help them […]

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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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