Monthly Archives: October 2017

Implications of Hurricane Harvey for Orange County/Inland Empire and Opportunities for the Public Realm Initiative Council

By: Daniel Herman, Student Representative for the Public Realm Initiative Council This quarter’s meeting of the Public Realm Initiative Council focused on two topics: first, Jason Ficht, former Vice Chair of the council, spoke about his experience in Houston during and after Hurricane Harvey; second, the opportunities group presented potential projects the Initiative Council can work on. The second presentation followed with a discussion on the scope of the Public Realm Initiative Council’s work. The meeting concluded with the decision to distribute a survey among members to determine project priorities. … Read More

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Digital Persuasion: Do You Really Know How?

By Tanner Wolverton, Student Representative for the Multi Housing Initiative Council This quarter’s Multi Housing Initiative Council meeting sought to teach us ways to be better digital persuaders. Erin Gargan has centered her career around the subject. A self-titled digital persuasion expert, Gargan helps companies become more persuasive digital communicators. “Digital” is anything online while “persuasion” is moving someone to action. Gargan specifically delineates between digital persuasion and in-person persuasion because the two require different strategies for success. With in-person communication, a person can rely on methods such as speech, … Read More

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