Public participation is, as the name implies, a process that enables the “public” (may it be individuals, interest groups, or communities) to be meaningfully involved in matters that affect their lives. These include (amongst others) policy making, scientific research, urban development, and budgeting.

Some traditional examples of public participation practices are the organization of public meetings, hearings, interviews, advisory committees, etc. In all of these, the community is formally given a voice, but whether or not it’s heard is a different story. Because most of these rely on the community organizing and motivating themselves, they are highly dependant on the…


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