Public Participation

Dr. Karen Trapenberg Frick suggests that in public participation processes, planners may find common ground with Tea Party and property rights activists.
Jul 31, 2014   California Planning and Development Report
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Communities have a growing number of technological resources available to face the challenges posed by a growing population and a resource constrained world. Exclusive
May 20, 2014  By Tom Spengler
Most millennials and Gen Xers are either too busy or too disengaged to realize how the future of their hometowns is being shaped by people much older than they.
Mar 27, 2014   Vancouver Sun
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With cities seeking to involve diverse voices in city-making to get beyond “the usual suspects,” Vancouver urbanists Brent Toderian and Jillian Glover examine how cities in their region are finding new ways to increase civic participation. Exclusive
Mar 5, 2014  By Brent Toderian
Agenda 21, a nonbinding United Nations resolution signed in 1992 by 170 world leaders, was developed to encourage "sustainable development." Now it’s a political talking point that kills planning efforts all over the country.
Feb 27, 2014   Next City
Outdated frameworks for participation and cutbacks in services have soured the relationship between citizens and their governments. A new study suggests policies and legislation for reviving meaningful public engagement in governance.
Jan 7, 2014   Governing
Driven by an explosion of online tools, cities across the country are looking beyond the traditional public hearing to rethink how to increase citizen involvement in decision-making and reshape the relationship between citizens and government.
Oct 11, 2013   Governing
In the first entry in a series exploring the connection between the processes and products of Placemaking and city governance, PPS explores how "Place Governance" can increase leadership, equity, and cohesion among citizens.
Mar 20, 2013   Project for Public Spaces blog
Schools are a prime driver of housing choices and transportation behavior. So why are schools and children often missing from the planning process? Ruth Miller diagnoses the problem and looks at how we can change it.
Feb 22, 2013   Colab Radio
Kelly Morphy provides tips and strategies on improving civic engagement - the key to healthy communities and desired outcomes.
Oct 18, 2012   Better Cities & Towns
Eric Jaffe writes on a new interactive planning initiative in Louisville, Kentucky, that takes a hands-on approach to public engagement.
Sep 25, 2012   The Atlantic Cities