PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING: AN EXPERIMENT IN PROCESS CHANGE

Confronted with problems of getting parts of its transportation plan for the Atlanta area implemented, the Georgia Department of Transportation engaged in an experiment to introduce procedural changes within the planning process to make planning more sensitive to community needs and to increase the possibility of project implementation. Drawn into the effort were Atlanta University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Urban Systems Laboratory community values group, as consultants and observers. The department's initial proposal, basically a project location analysis, was changed during Atlanta University and Georgia Department of Transportation negotiations to a major subarea transportation study. This paper reviews the major events in the development and execution of the experiment and the lessons learned from the perspective of Atlanta University, one of the major participants.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 1-12
  • Monograph Title: Citizen's role in transportation planning
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00130418
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309024617
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM