Citizen Participation

Keith Williams reports on the longevity of some members of community boards in New York City. Critics say that the review capacity of the boards would best be served by increased turnover in membership.
Jun 2, 2014   The Wall Street Journal
In a Chicago Tribune op-ed, Alderman Joe Moore explains why he is letting residents decide how to spend his $1.3 ward budget, through the first Participatory Budgeting process in the US.
Mar 31, 2010   Chicago Tribune
On Friday, in the first week of my second semester of planning graduate school, we did the hokey-pokey. We put our right foot in, put our right foot out, put our right foot in, and then we shook it all about. We turned ourselves around. That was what it was all about. Opinion
Jan 18, 2009   By Jeffrey Barg
<p>Urban planning commentator Robert Goodspeed declares June "Public Participation in Urban Planning Month" and offers a four part series examining how technology and public participation might be more closely linked.</p>
Jun 9, 2008   The Goodspeed Update
The following came through on a planning list serve, and I thought it raised several very provocative points that speak to the core of how we plan in the U.S. Opinion
Sep 14, 2007   By Samuel Staley
Think big. Opinion
May 22, 2007   By
As I said in my last posting, the main, if not the only, topic of discussion in planning circles in New Orleans these days is recovery planning from Hurricane Katrina. A year and a half after the storm, we are getting close to having a Opinion
Mar 22, 2007   By
Thanks to Planetizen for asking me to participate in "Planetizen Interchange" with such a distinguished group. This is my first entry so to let you know a bit about me, I live in New Orleans, LA. Opinion
Feb 26, 2007   By