Citizen Participation

Participatory mapping has become an increasingly popular planning tool. Maps have become every more prevalent in the daily lives of our residents, who use mobile mapping technology to guide them to a local restaurant, provide the fastest commute time, and explore new recreational opportunities. Blog Post
Jan 18, 2016   By Jennifer Evans-Cowley
Candy Chang is using public art installations to spark community involvement and input on land use.
Aug 16, 2011   Grist
Jonna McKone profiles various public art projects across the U.S. and Canada, showing that participation in such projects indicates that some residents are taking an increasingly vested interest in the cities they live in.
Nov 17, 2010   The City Fix
The recently retired Don Waldie, an impassioned observer and critic of metropolitan Los Angeles, spent his career finding ways for residents to participate to the civic process.
Nov 4, 2010   The Planning Report
Melissa Lafsky asks if citizen initiative facilities like '311' and 'fixmystreet' should be expanded into an "operating system" for cities.
Jul 9, 2010   The Infrastructurist
In a Chicago Tribune op-ed, Alderman Joe Moore explains why he is letting residents decide how to spend his $1.3m ward budget, through the first Participatory Budgeting process in the US.
Apr 1, 2010   Chicago Tribune
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. Blog Post
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. Blog Post
Sep 14, 2007   By Samuel Staley
Think big. Blog Post
May 22, 2007   By