Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Participatory Planning for Development: Joint Class with Planetizen

Wednesday, 14 July
14:00 Eastern (New York)/18:00 GMT

Click here to register
Cost: $49.95 USD for live class / $34.95 for recorded program
90-minute class

PublicDecisions and Planetizen are pleased to jointly offer Nick Wates' popular course, Participatory Planning Overview: How to Devise an Engagement Strategy for Any Development Situation.

The course will be held on Wednesday, 14 July at 14:00 Eastern (New York)/19:00 GMT and it will be part of the Webinar Wednesday series that Planetizen offers.  Participants can attend the session “live” or access the webinar “on demand” at Planetizen’s website.

This course is particularly valuable for engagement practitioners who work on development/redevelopment (sometimes referred to as 'regeneration') projects.

Description: Involving local people in planning and development issues is a bedrock principle of the planning profession. This training session provides an overview of the range of participatory planning methods available, and it equips participants with the practical ability to devise a participatory community planning strategy for their own situation.
At the conclusion of the class, participants will gain:
• An understanding of conceptual framework including Principles, Methods & Scenarios
• Ability to plan an engagement strategy with other stakeholders for any development situation
• Ability to help others to plan an engagement strategy for any development situation
• Ability to use internet resources including to find further information and assistance.

Nick Wates (above) is the Director of Nick Wates Associates, a community planning firm based in the UK. A leading authority on community participation in planning and architecture, he has participated in and chronicled its development for over 30 years as an independent author, practitioner, and teacher. He is Site Editor of The Community Planning Website, which grew from his popular Community Planning Handbook (Earthscan, 2000). Other books include Community Architecture (Penguin, 1987) and The Community Planning Event Manual (Earthscan, 2008). Nick has facilitated numerous practical community engagement projects in the UK and overseas. His teaching experience includes setting up a Community Planning Training & Development Programme with 17 one-day training modules for The Prince's Foundation.

Planetizen is a public-interest information exchange provided by Urban Insight for the urban planning, design, and development community. It is a one-stop source for urban planning news, commentary, interviews, event coverage, book reviews, announcements, jobs, consultant listings, training, and more.
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