Get Involved

Public participation in the planning process is key to establishing a shared vision for Worcester’s future that encompasses many different perspectives.

The Now | Next process will include a series of virtual and in-person events in 2022 and 2023 including: surveys, interactive mapping activities, focus group sessions, neighborhood meetings, public workshops, Advisory Committee meetings, and Planning Board meetings. Read on to learn how to get involved!


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Visit the Draft Citywide Plan Exhibit!

The Draft Plan Recommendations are on display at the main branch of Worcester Public Library (3 Salem Square) through June 9th. Stop by the library to view the draft plan recommendations and tell us what is most important to you. All materials are in both English and Spanish.


Spring Listening Tour

Look out for Spring Listening Tour events as they are announced. The Spring Listening Tour will provide the opportunity for more Worcester community members to share feedback on the Draft Plan Recommendations through events and activities throughout the city. 


Spread the word!

We want to hear from everyone — and we need your help! The more people know about this plan, the better. As the beloved late planner and author Jane Jacobs said: “Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.”


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