Planning (e.g. Urban planning, Transportation, etc.)

The following is a suggested structure. We recommend users follow these headings to make it easier to compare and analyze entries. Problems and Purpose Modern governments are constantly trying to improve governance to both improve practices themselves and citizen’s views of these practices. To do this, one initiative which has...
A regional participatory process, coordinated by three municipalities in to inform and garner feedback from citizens on the proposed renovation of the Florence Airport. The process consisted of 5 bi-weekly face-to-face meetings, and ended with the submission of a final report to regional authorities.
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Demoenergy as a joint research project which examines the potentials and limits of dialogue-oriented citizen participation processes in the field of the Energiewende (energy transition) and the conflicts associated with energy infrastructure projects.
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This case examines the Ghanaian based VOTO Mobile data polling and dissemination software "SurveyLink" through the 2012-2013 national polls and the pilot project 'Mobile for Social Inclusive Governance' in the districts of Tamale, Savelugu, Wa, and Yendi.
The Regional Municipality of Halton commissioned MASS to assemble a reference panel to help inform its four-year strategic work plan. MASS randomly selected a representative group of 36 local residents, who met over five Saturdays. First, the panel learned about the services and programs offered by the Region and challenges...
Halton Region commissioned MASS to develop a new reference panel to inform its 2015-2019 Strategic Action Plan. MASS worked with senior staff to develop a twin process that reached hundreds of Halton Region employees, before inviting 36 local residents to review the Region's work and process additional directions. Together, panellists...
The Ontario Ministry of Consumer Services worked with MASS to convene a residents' reference Panel to create recommendations for updating the Condominium Act. MASS randomly selected a representative group of 36 condominium owners and renters from across the province. The Panel was tasked with learning about Ontario’s condominiums and the...
Metrolinx commissioned MASS to implement a three-pronged engagement strategy, including running a reference panel, developing and distributing a comprehensive 'conversation kit,' and hosting 16 roundtable meetings across the region. The reference panel acted as the anchor for the wider engagement strategy. MASS randomly selected a representative group of 36 residents...
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Corruption and political paralysis caused public service provision to become inefficient and unreliable When garbage collection in the governorates of Beirut and Mount Lebanon came to a halt in July 2015, citizen-organized protests soon grew to revolutionary proportions.
In 2015, the Calgary Chamber in partnership with the City of Calgary commissioned MASS to convene a reference panel to review and propose revisions to the City's fiscal model. 36 randomly-selected representative Calgary residents met during six Saturdays over a three month period. The panel's report, describing its values and...
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