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Building Citizens: Participatory Planning Practice and a Transformative Politics of Difference

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Decision makers frequently use separate participatory activities to involve marginalised groups. This approach can generate valuable insights, but it has limitations. We discuss the benefits and limits through two examples involving young people, and outline how the approach can be modified, thereby building citizens who are responsive to other perspectives.

Keywords: Community consultation; politics of difference; public space planning; regional planning; young people

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: School of Environmental Planning, Griffith University, Nathan, Australia

Publication date: 2005-03-01

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