Scale and public participation: issues in metropolitan regional planning

Pickering, Tess and Minnery, John R. (2012) Scale and public participation: issues in metropolitan regional planning. Planning Practice and Research, 27 2: 249-262. doi:10.1080/02697459.2012.661670

Author Pickering, Tess
Minnery, John R.
Title Scale and public participation: issues in metropolitan regional planning
Journal name Planning Practice and Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0269-7459
Publication date 2012-04-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/02697459.2012.661670
Volume 27
Issue 2
Start page 249
End page 262
Total pages 14
Place of publication Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Abstract Public participation is as important at the metropolitan regional scale as it is at the neighborhood scale, yet most of the approaches to participation are grounded in experience or theory appropriate to the smaller scale. At the metropolitan regional scale, three issues—the magnitude of the spatial extent and population; inequalities of power; and the resources needed—demand that approaches to metropolitan regional participation are given special consideration. This paper explores these three issues through two case studies: one in South East Queensland and the other in Metro Vancouver. The examples help identify the difficulties of metropolitan regional public participation and draw attention to issues about effectiveness and capacity that dog debates about participation and democracy.
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Institutional Status UQ

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