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Opportunity Idaho Springs: Enhancing Opportunities for Community Engagement
Student Researcher: Natalie Floyd
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Opportunity Idaho Springs is a project focused on understanding how community engagement works in communities, particularly smaller communities. Community engagement is essential for communities to be able to adapt to change in a responsible manner. Through this project, community engagement is explored at general, small-scale, and contextual levels. This tiered analysis of community engagement provides the opportunity to provide recommendations to my client and the City of Idaho Springs regarding their ongoing community engagement efforts.