Collecting Information

Focus Groups

A group interview where 8-12 people respond to a specific concept or subject.


A systematic gathering of information about or related to a resource or community.

Public Surveys

A research tool used to elicit answers and opinions from respondents.

Story Telling

Capturing what is important, interesting, and meaningful about a particular place then relaying it to others.

Group/Public Mapping

A method of gathering information and opening discussions as people express their ideas graphically on a map.

Photo Inventory

Documenting on film the special places and features of a community.

Stakeholder Analysis

A person who has something to gain or lose by the outcomes of a planning process or project.

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