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Participatory Planning

  • By: Richard Kingston
  • In: Encyclopedia of Geography
  • Edited by: Barney Warf
  • Subject:General Geography, Earth & Environmental Science

Spatial planning systems across the world influence the places and spaces where people work and live and are deemed to operate in the public interest to ensure that land use planning and development result in more sustainable communities. This is a complex task, given the diverse nature of public, private, and community interests affected by and involved in the planning system and process. Whether it be for ensuring that development occurs where communities need it or for the protection and enhancement of the natural and historic environment and the countryside, planning affects most people. As the outcomes from planning affect everyone, it is widely recognized that community residents should have the opportunity to play a role in delivering effective and inclusive planning. Participatory planning is ...

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