This case study describes two approaches to the public made by the GLC in connection with proposals to improve the road junction at the Angel, Islington. It seeks to analyse the reasons for the difficulties encountered in the first approach to the public in 1971 and how the experience gained from this, together with general changes in attitude, made possible a more fruitful involvement by the public when the second approach was made. Drawing principally upon official published sources, press articles and material gathered by participant observation, it is directed to those professions concerned with planning and public administration, to elected members of councils and to anyone concerned about the democratic process. It is a response, albeit within a limited field, to recent general criticism about the workings of bureaucracies and to pleas for more open government; as such it tries to draw conclusions about the implications these experiences have for public involvement in the decision-making process.(a) /TRRL/

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Greater London Council

    County Hall
    London SE1 7PB,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Knight, A J
  • Publication Date: 1977-10


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00173340
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 7168 0950 8
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM