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e-Participation: Comparing Trends in Practice and the Classroom
Planning Practice and Research (2015)
  • Dr. Lynn A. Mandarano, Temple University
  • Dr. Mahbubur R. Meenar, Rowan University
Abstract
This article reports an assessment of the growing use of Internet-based public participation methods, e-participation, in planning practice and university-level planning education in the USA. After documenting results from case study reviews of practice and a web-based survey of planning faculty, a comparative analysis reveals that academic programs are incorporating a range of e-participation tools; however, there is a need to increase curricula content to mirror trends in planning practice. The article concludes with recommendations on how to build on the strengths and to address the weaknesses observed in this study to better prepare students for the demands of planning practice.
Keywords
  • e-participation,
  • citizen participation,
  • planning pedagogy
Disciplines
Publication Date
August, 2015
DOI
10.1080/02697459.2015.1017933
Citation Information
Lynn A. Mandarano and Mahbubur R. Meenar. "e-Participation: Comparing Trends in Practice and the Classroom" Planning Practice and Research Vol. 30 Iss. 4 (2015) p. 457 - 475 ISSN: 0269-7459
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mahbubur-meenar/3/