Around the world there is an increasing understanding in the value of involving the whole community in the planning, development, and management of our communities. These transparent processes that involve the whole community result in safer, stronger, wealthier, and more sustainable environments. Existing and new networks are coming together to take collective action and generate solutions to common problems. Today, more than ever, Community Development professionals have the opportunity to meaningfully engage residents and community stakeholders to build consensus and agreement on important community issues.
THE FUTURE OF PLANNING & PROGRAM MANAGEMENT IS HERE !
DISCIPLINE CASE STUDY:
The Odysseus™|GMT offers organizations with real-time tracking and reporting of grant funding allocations. Track the status of vital community grant funding and measure the performance of project funding. The Odysseus™|GMT allows you to track every dollar from beginning to end.
The Odysseus™|KMS provides environmental planners with a central repository where plans and compliance reports can be accessed and shared by staff and key stakeholders. The secure yet flexible virtual collaborative environment allows for the efficient development, maintenance, and update of planning doctrine.
Odysseus Offers a Programmatic Solution for Professional Planners.
The Odysseus™ | KMS gives community developers and planners an online tool dedicated to the development and maintenance of plans and reporting requirements. Odysseus™|KMS offers developers and planners the unique feature of providing standardization and flexibility in a collaborative environment. This union greatly increases your organization’s ability to manage and coordinate the community planning and development process.
Community Education and Outreach
The Odysseus™|CBT plug-in provides organizations with an integrated learning management system that allows community developers and planners to more effectively engaging community partners and residents by delivering and measuring the understanding of important community issues. Odysseus™|CBT provides a platform to deliver and manage customized computer-based training, track course assessments, award certificates upon course completion, and in-depth reporting.
Community Stakeholder Management
In today’s environment of fiscal efficiency, limited availability of resources, and the necessity to balance competing demands, it is imperative that the engagement of assigned work groups and key stakeholders is efficient and effective. The stakeholder management tool within the Odysseus™|KMS will assist in documenting the planning process, provide a method of on-going committee collaboration, offer an archival repository of planning meeting minutes and information, and ensure the active participation of committee members and key stakeholders throughout the life-cycle of the planning process.
Designed from the Odysseus™|AAT architecture, the Odysseus platform offers a customized land use planning compliance assessments tools that are consistent with local, state, and federal regulatory requirements. Engineers can assess their organization’s compliance on a large number of programs and integrate the results into their existing reporting and planning framework.
Stakeholder Participation and Awareness
The Odysseus™ enterprise offers a variety of tools that can be used to efficiently engage residents and community partners, and solicit their participation in the community planning and development process. Customized Odysseus™|CBT interactive planning participation module allows committee members, stakeholders, and the public to learn about current programs and provide real-time feedback and input in community matters. Customized Odysseus™|AAT survey instruments allows community partners and stakeholders to provide input in the planning process and inform your community development efforts.