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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Get familiar with the Draft Plan!

Review the draft plan recommendations and library exhibit boards, to get familiar with the Draft Plan.


Stay tuned for the Draft Report

We are incorporating feedback and preparing a full draft of the final Worcester Now | Next report. Stay tuned for the report to be released to the public in the Fall for review and comment. 


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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