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.

Latest Interviews

EP87 Nate Jenkins
Jun 13, 2024

Designing Buildings with Intention

Nate Jenkins is Principal at OZ Architecture in Denver, Colorado. His experience includes millions of square feet of mixed-use, commercial/retail, office, resorts and hospitality, K-12, Higher-ed, and multi-family projects.

Real Wins Podcast Tile 08
Jun 5, 2024

Why Agencies and Leasing Teams Don’t Get Along

Chris and Mike engage in a vibrant discussion about why agencies and leasing teams don't get along, and what is broken when it comes to strategic and content-driven marketing plans. 

EP86 Moshe Crane Mike DiMella
May 29, 2024

The Centralization Debate

During our live event, our guests Moshe Crane and Mike DiMella debated and discussed centralization as it relates to residents, employees, and property outcomes.

EP85 Jay Parsons
May 1, 2024

Lifelong Learning in the Multifamily Industry

Jay Parsons is a rental housing economist, investor, speaker, and advisor. Most recently, he joined Madera Residential as the Head of Investment Strategy & Research.

Want more interviews?

Nominate a Guest

We're always on the lookout for great development, marketing, and industry guests on Transforming Cities. Have someone in mind? Let us know!

Subscribe to the TC:AM Edition

A simple read in under 5 minutes, delivered to your inbox Saturday mornings.