COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING: A NEW APPROACH

IT HAS BECOME INCREASINGLY CLEAR IN RECENT YEARS THAT URBAN TRANSPORTATION PLANNERS MUST CONSIDER THE MULTILATERAL IMPACT OF THEIR DECISIONS ON THE COMMUNITIES THAT THEY SERVE. IN MORE AND MORE INSTANCES, AFFECTED COMMUNITIES HAVE DEMANDED THAT THESE CONSIDERATIONS BE MADE. MOST ATTEMPTS INVOLVING COMMUNITITES IN THE TRANSPORTATION PLANNING PROCESS HAVE TYPICALLY MET WITH UNDISTINGUISHED PROGRESS. IN THIS PAPER, THE USUAL APPROACHES TO COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT ARE SUBJECTED TO A CRITICAL ANALYSIS IN TERMS OF THEIR SOCIOPSYCHOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS, AND SPECIFIC SHORTCOMINGS ARE IDENTIFIED. THE AUTHORS OUTLINE A NEW METHOD OF COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT THAT HAS PROVED ITSELF IN PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS. BASIC CONCEPTS OF THE METHOD ARE DESCRIBED, INCLUDING NON-ADVOCACY AND INTELLECTUAL HONESTY. SPECIFIC TECHNIQUES ARE OFFERED, INCLUDING A METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING THE INDIVIDUALS AND COMMUNITY GROUPS TO BE INCLUDED IN A STUDY, THE DETERMINATION OF THEIR CONCERNS AND THEIR INTEGRATION INTO THE PLANNING PROCESS, THE APPROPRIATE USE OF A COMMUNITY SURVEY, THE PROPER DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION TO THE COMMUNITY, AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF A CONTINUING AND CONSTRUCTIVE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE COMMUNITY. /AUTHOR/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 8-13
  • Monograph Title: Citizen participation and community values
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00240097
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 17 1972 12:00AM