Community-engaged methods
Community-engaged methods recognize and center the expertise of the people and communities at the heart of the issues we study by intentionally including their input, participation, and priorities into research, policy, or technical assistance.

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    Community-engaged methods recognize and center the expertise of the people and communities at the heart of the issues we study by intentionally including their input, participation, and priorities into research, policy, or technical assistance. These research methods can be applied from the design stage to the development of insights and recommendations. They can range in engagement intensity from the most rigorous forms, community-based participatory research and participatory action research, where community representatives are full decisionmaking partners, to the more modest approach of community consultation, where stakeholders and residents provide input at different points. Community-engaged methods nurture a community’s assets and strengths, and they ensure policy recommendations are more effective and sustainable. As such, Urban researchers are increasingly engaging the community to strengthen research designs, advance equity and inclusion, and improve policy impact.

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