TLDR: Evaluating the effectiveness of stakeholder advisory committee participation in forest management planning in Ontario, Canada

  After over a century in the control of big timber companies, local stakeholder advisory committees are becoming involved in forest management in Canada. How well is it working? This month’s contribution from the IAP2 Canada Research Committee looks at an evaluation of the process and results in Ontario Robson, Mark & Julie Rosenthal. (2014). … Continue reading TLDR: Evaluating the effectiveness of stakeholder advisory committee participation in forest management planning in Ontario, Canada

TLDR: Local politicians’ attitudes towards participatory initiatives: a Bulpittian perspective

McKenna, Dave. (2012). Local Politicians’ attitudes towards participatory initiatives: a Bulpittian perspective, Public Money & Management, 32:2, 103-110. This article explores how public participation initiatives may be viewed by local politicians in the United Kingdom, based on McKenna’s analysis of existing research on the topic. (Read more) The author acknowledges potential for the applicability of … Continue reading TLDR: Local politicians’ attitudes towards participatory initiatives: a Bulpittian perspective

TLDR: Local politicians’ attitudes towards participatory initiatives: a Bulpittian perspective

McKenna, Dave. (2012). Local Politicians’ attitudes towards participatory initiatives: a Bulpittian perspective, Public Money & Management, 32:2, 103-110. — shortened by Krista Maydew This article explores how public participation initiatives may be viewed by local politicians in the United Kingdom, based on McKenna’s analysis of existing research on the topic. The author acknowledges potential for … Continue reading TLDR: Local politicians’ attitudes towards participatory initiatives: a Bulpittian perspective

TLDR: Stakeholder and Citizen Roles in Public Deliberation

Kahane, David; Loptson, Kristjana; Herriman, Jade; and Hardy, Max (2013) “Stakeholder and Citizen Roles in Public Deliberation,” Journal of Public Deliberation: Vol. 9: Iss. 2, Article 2. Available at: Journal of Public Deliberation Through their research Kahane et al. provide a map that demonstrates the relationship between ‘stakeholder’ and ‘citizen’ engagement spaces and public deliberation.  … Continue reading TLDR: Stakeholder and Citizen Roles in Public Deliberation

Too Long, Didn’t Read

A monthly précis of a significant piece of research in the field of public participation, presented by the IAP2 Canada Research Committee. “A Model of Conflict Resolution in Public Participation GIS for Land-Use Planning,”Fung, Tung; Zhang, Yongjun (2013) Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design: Vol. 40 (summarized by Jessica Dyck, IAP2 Canada Research Committee) … Continue reading Too Long, Didn’t Read

Designing Public Participation Processes

By Mahtot Gebresselassie Bryson, J. M., Quick, K. S., Slotterback, C. S. and Crosby, B. C. (2013), Designing Public Participation Processes. Public Administration Review, Vol. 73, pp. 23–34. The article outlines research and evidence based, cross-disciplinary guidelines for designing public participation to offer guidance to practitioners. The 12 guidelines are grouped into three broad categories … Continue reading Designing Public Participation Processes