STRATEGY AND TACTICS FOR PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING IN NORTH AMERICA

"Public participation" is seen as the formal incorporation of new potential clienteles, other than government officials and planners, into the transportation planning process, so as to make it more responsive to their interests and values. The development and status of public participation in North America is traced, and recent analtyic work briefly summarized. An evaluation of specific techniques is presented in an appendix. It is suggested that: 1. Public participation is more accurately publics participation. 2. Communities can be based on geography, interests or values. 3. Participants may not be representative of the entire community, and participants may not represent all those for whom they claim to speak. 4. Any planning decision is political and not simply technical. 5. There is no one single technique or set of techniques automatically appropriate for participatory planning.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Compiled by the University of Toronot-York University Joint Program in Transportation.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Toronto-York University Joint Program in Transportation

    4700 Keele Street, Room 430 Osgoode Hall
    Downsview, Ontario  Canada  M3J 1P3
  • Authors:
    • Wellman, B
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080810
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 23 Res. Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 6 1975 12:00AM