Collecting feedback for public works

By Chris Arnold

Connecting the public to public works

Transforming Cities welcomed Nicole Swerhun, Principal at Swerhun Inc. Nicole specializes in public engagement for public projects by way of running processes that connect public feedback to the decisions made. She created her own firm 15 years ago and has delivered hundreds of projects, all focused on finding common ground among many voices to support decisions related to things that we share - things that are public.

She creates engagement processes that influence decisions on public policy, public assets, and public programs. She’s known for this work in the Toronto area, across Ontario and Canada, in several cities in the US, and in Guyana and Bosnia. She has also applied these same skills for the United Nations.

Nicole teaches in the City Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough, has an undergrad degree in Ecology and Evolution, as well as an MBA.

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