CITIZEN PARTICIPATION AND AN ELECTED OFFICIAL'S VIEWPOINT

FORMAL CITIZEN PARTICIPATION IN PROMINENT PUBLIC PROGRAMS IS CHRONOLOGICALLY REVIEWED. THE PROGRAMS START WITH PUBLIC HOUSING FOLLOWED BY URBAN RENEWAL AND LATER, MODEL CITY PROGRAMMING. THE CREATION OF THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT CHANGED MANY ASPECTS OF PLANNING. A CASE IS DESCRIBED WHERE THE DIRECTION OF A ROAD WAS CHANGED AS THE RESULT OF A PUBLIC HEARING. TODAY, THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY MUST BE IMPLEMENTED. A CASE IS OUTLINED WHERE CITIZENS ENLISTED THE AID OF A UNIVERSITY STUDENT WORKSHOP TO MAKE AN IMPACT STUDY. THE RESULTS OF THE STUDY CAUSED A SLOWING IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROJECT. THE CITIZEN VIEWS EACH PROJECT AS PART OF A NEIGHBORHOOD. AN INSTANCE OF CITIZEN REACTION WHICH IS EXPECTED TO CHANGE PLANS IN MERCER COUNTY IS DESCRIBED. AN INFORMAL DISCUSSION OF OF THIS PAPER COVERS SUCH ASPECTS AS THE SELECTION OF PERSONNEL FOR ADVISORY COMMITTEES, AND DECISION-MAKING COMMITEES, THE OPEN-DOOR POLICY FOR CITIZEN PARTICIPATION, AND CITIZEN GROUPS THAT HAVE PARTICIPATED IN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING.

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    • Holland, Arthur J
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  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: pp 66-70
  • Monograph Title: CITIZEN PARTICIPATION IN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING
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  • Accession Number: 00240291
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1974 12:00AM