Any effort to engage the public in a planning project constitutes an opportunity for the community to contribute ideas and to offer opinions. We believe that an informed citizenry is critical to assure a community its rightful opportunity to make meaningful choices about their own future and that of their children and grandchildren. We are therefore challenged to improve the process of dialogue and deliberation with members of the community and to offer more innovative ways to enhance public understanding of the unique complexities involved in sustainable development choices.