7 Projects Using Social Media for Public Involvement

Last week, I gave a presentation to the Texas Association of Environmental Professionals Austin Chapter on 7 different environmental impact statement (EISs) projects that are using social media platforms for public involvement. The presentation also covers:

  • Should Environmental Professionals/Planners Care about Social Media
  • What are blogs, Flickr, YouTube, Twitter & Facebook?
  • Common questions from AEC Industry professionals & planners

A big thank you to the Austin TAEP for letting me ramble about social media!

Here’s the presentation on YouTube.

Link to Part 2 of the presentation on YouTube

Link to Part 3 of the presentation on YouTube

If your organization blocks YouTube at work, here is the presentation via SlideShare.

Promised Resources

Social Media Revolution 2 video

I played a short clip from the Social Media Revolution 2 video in the presentation. The video is filled with facts and statistics about how fast social media is spreading and how it’s changing our interactions.

Environmental Impact Statement on YouTube

Here’s the video guide to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) document for Honolulu’s proposed rail transit system. There are 3 parts to the video guide on YouTube. The video guide contains key facts from the Draft EIS. The Draft EIS explores potential environmental, community and economic impacts of the rail transit line.

Social Media Demographics

I got a great question about which demographic groups are using which social media platforms. This graphic from Flowtown does a great job communicating the demographic breakdowns of different social media sites. The data for this graphic comes from Google Ad Planner.

Newbie Guide to Getting Started on Social Media Sites

I’ll post this information very soon. This blog post is pretty long as is.

Your Comments

Did I overstate the potential of social media in the presentation? Are there any other great example projects that I should have included? Do you really, really need a copy of the Newbie guide? Leave me a comment below with your thoughts.

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