Participatory Urban Planning

Note: this is an English translation. The original French entry is available at


Participatory urban planning directly engages neighbourhood residents in the process of land use planning. Residents provide local knowledge and information to compliment the technical know-how of experts and officials. Solutions are collectively developed to meet the needs of the community.

Problems and Purpose

Participatory urban planning transforms neighborhoods and cities through an inclusive process using various methods and tools of participation and publci engagement. ds.



Participant Selection


Deliberation, Decisions, and Public Interaction


Influence, Outcomes, and Effects


Analysis and Lessons Learned


Secondary Sources


External Links

Report by the Montreal Urban Ecology Centre (Centre d'écologie urbaine de Montréal) [FRENCH]:




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