The Public Participation Handbook

The Public Participation Handbook

Making Better Decisions Through Citizen Involvement

Book - 2005
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Internationally renowned facilitator and public participation consultant James L. Creighton offers a practical guide to designing and facilitating public participation of the public in environmental and public policy decision making. Written for government officials, public and community leaders, and professional facilitators, The Public Participation Handbook is a toolkit for designing a participation process, selecting techniques to encourage participation, facilitating successful public meetings, working with the media, and evaluating the program.  The book is also filled with practical advice, checklists, worksheets, and illustrative examples.

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Drawing on his own experience as a "public participation" consultant, the author provides advice on how governments, businesses, community organizations, and others can conduct public participation programs for involving the public in their organizations' decision-making processes. He guides the reader through a three-stage thought process for program design involving decision analysis, process planning, and implementation planning. He then provides an overview of public participation techniques, describes different types of meeting formats and their logistics, and presents case studies illustrating different participation strategies and the reasons for using them. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780787973070
Characteristics: xix, 261 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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