Subject details

  • Topics
    • Introduction and history of participation in planning
    • The institutional context for participatory planning
    • Participatory planning and democracy
    • Participation typologies
    • Participatory planning and difference
    • Information, knowledge and change
    • Formal and informal participation and power
    • Participation techniques
    • Skills for participatory planning - negotiation, facilitation, moderation
    • Planning a participation program
    • Evaluating participation
    • Overview
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. explain participation theories with reference to practical case studies
  2. critically evaluate participatory practices
  3. design a participation program for a planning case study
  4. organise a participatory workshop using facilitation techniques.
  • Assignment 1 - Group workshop (20%)
  • Assignment 2 - Design exercise (40%)
  • Assignment 3 - Essay (20%)
  • Assignment 4 - Portfolio (20%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - Access to hardware: webcam, speakers and microphone

Examines the role of community and stakeholder participation in the planning process and governance of urban and regional places. Critical evaluation of participatory practices and theories.

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