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Design: Public Involvement Process
Design: Public Involvement Process
Public Involvement: Designing for the Larger Public

To create socially legitimate environmental policy it is necessary to get the buy-in of the larger community, including secondary and peripheral stakeholders and create a sense of ownership over policy development in their community. The world commission on environment and development (WCED) calls for public participation by all concerned citizens and sets forth the need for broad public participation in decision making (Johnson & Dagg, 2003). Effective environmental management and policy development must include enhanced public involvement (Dukes, 2004). This chapter focuses on ways to engage and provide opportunities for the public to give input on environmental policy. Traditional approaches such as public meetings, hearings, and comment forums will be outlined ...

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