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Assignment Overview  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).