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Inclusive Planning Processes

PAS QuickNotes 82

Planners and local officials often associate public engagement with a specific project or task, rather than making public engagement a continuous, long-term process. Inclusive planning processes ensure all community members feel welcome to participate and are confident that their participation can positively affect outcomes. This edition of PAS QuickNotes highlights the inequitable effects of traditional approaches to public participation and summarizes how planners and local officials can change participation methods and techniques to maximize inclusivity.

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