Assessing the effectiveness of public participation in neighbourhood planning

Brown, Greg and Chin, Sean Yeong Wei (2013) Assessing the effectiveness of public participation in neighbourhood planning. Planning Practice and Research, 28 5: 563-588. doi:10.1080/02697459.2013.820037

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Author Brown, Greg
Chin, Sean Yeong Wei
Title Assessing the effectiveness of public participation in neighbourhood planning
Journal name Planning Practice and Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0269-7459
Publication date 2013-07-23
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/02697459.2013.820037
Open Access Status
Volume 28
Issue 5
Start page 563
End page 588
Total pages 5
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Public participation is important to local planning outcomes but is seldom systematically evaluated using effectiveness criteria. This study evaluates the effectiveness of public participation using the Sherwood–Graceville Neighbourhood Plan in Brisbane as a case study. Effective participation criteria, both process and outcome, were identified from the planning literature and operationalized in a survey of participants. Results indicate that outcome criteria were most important to participants; the participation process was ineffective and ultimately failed to influence local planning decisions. We discuss the implications of participation effectiveness in a planning context where regional plans potentially conflict with local community aspirations.
Keyword Public participation
Neighbourhood planning
Community consultation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online: 23 Jul 2013

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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