Public Participation in Planning: an intellectual history

  title={Public Participation in Planning: an intellectual history},
  author={Marcus B. Lane},
  journal={Australian Geographer},
  pages={283 - 299}
  • M. Lane
  • Published 1 November 2005
  • Economics, Sociology
  • Australian Geographer
Abstract This paper tracks the changing role of public participation in planning thought. In doing so, the paper shows that the role of public participation in planning is largely determined by the nature of the planning enterprise being undertaken. The definition of the planning problem, the kinds of knowledge used in planning practice, and the conceptualisation of the planning and decision-making context are the important determinants of the extent of participation offered to the public. The… 
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