Public Participation as a Tool for Integrating Local Knowledge into Spatial Planning

Planning, Participation, and Knowledge

Authors: Berman, Tal

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  • Constitutes the state of the art in ‘public participation in planning’
  • Introduces a new concept of participatory planning and explores innovative new directions in planning theory
  • Redefines the concepts of “local knowledge” and “public participation,” which have long since been taken for granted
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This book provides a state of the art approach to participatory planning, and generates innovative thought in planning theory and knowledge study. The book introduces a new conceptual framework for participatory planning, one which redefines concepts that have been taken for granted for too long: those of “public participation” and “local knowledge”. It draws on the rich repertoire of public participation practices that have developed globally over the last 50 years, and investigates the following questions: Which participatory practices most effectively capture residents’ genuine spatial needs, perceptions and desires? And how can these be incorporated into actual plans? The book is based on an empirical comparative examination of the effectiveness of various participatory processes, and proposes practical solutions for public participation through two new instruments: the Practices Evaluation Tool, and the Participatory Methods Ladder. These instruments calibrate participation methods according to certain criteria, in order to improve their ability to extract local knowledge and incorporate it into planning deliverables. These new instruments correspond to and elaborate on Arnstein’s ladder - the 1969 theoretical landmark for participatory planning. Both academics and practitioners in the area of urban and regional planning will find this book to be an invaluable resource, given the way it develops both theoretical and practical cutting-edge outcomes.

About the authors

Dr. Berman is the initiator and head of the program in “Public Participation in Urban and Regional Planning” at the Israel Standards Institute, and he is currently developing and perfecting participatory methods. He has been working on scientific research and development of residents’ assessment instruments within the framework of the InterRAI. Dr. Berman has been invited to give presentations on participatory planning at dozens of internationally established conferences and advanced schools.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-48063-3
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-48062-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-83889-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Public Participation as a Tool for Integrating Local Knowledge into Spatial Planning
Book Subtitle
Planning, Participation, and Knowledge
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-48063-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-48063-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-48062-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83889-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 220
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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