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 early 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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Take the Priority Goals Questionnaire!

Take the Priority Goals Questionnaire online and in-person. Check back here for links and more information. Paper copies of the survey are available at City Hall, the Worcester Public Library, and the Worcester Senior Center.


Upcoming Public Draft Plan Workshop

Provide feedback and learn more about the plan at the upcoming Public Draft Plan Workshop on Thursday, March 30th at the Worcester Senior Center. See the Events page for more details.


Spring Listening Tour

The Listening Tours enable community members to engage in the planning process in their neighborhoods and communities. Activities may include virtual meetings and focus groups, among other events tailored to specific neighborhood needs.

Listening Tour 2: Actions and Recommendations (Spring 2023)


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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