The best way to learn about the public participation process in urban planning is to attend an actual public meeting. In this assignment you will observe and analyze such a meeting, evaluating not only what took place during the meeting, but more importantly how public participation was including in the agenda. Here is the meeting link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPrlAyPp59M Requirement:
Completing the Evaluation and Critique
an essay that clearly addresses each of the following points:
--Describe the meeting and its purpose, including an overview of the topics discussed. --Describe the way in which public participation was incorporated into the meeting agenda.
--Identify where the participatory techniques utilized fall along the ladder of public participation discussed in class, and whether the techniques were appropriate for the meeting in your opinion.
--Describe the types of stakeholders (economically, geographically, use-value, or philosophically impacted) who participated in the meeting, and the types of concerns they voiced.
--Describe the observed dynamics that developed among the participants at the event.
--Describe the strengths and weaknesses of the participatory process that took place at the event. --Finish with a brief conclusion on the lessons learned from attending the public meeting.
Your written essay should be roughly 2-3 single-spaced pages in length, and should be written in essay format (i.e. include an introductory and concluding paragraph, and content paragraphs consisting of well-structured complete sentences).