The Public Participation Handbook: Making Better Decisions Through Citizen Involvement

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 11, 2005 - Business & Economics - 284 pages
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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Contents

Making Better Decisions Through Citizen Involvement Part One OVERVIEW OF PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
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Making Better Decisions Through Citizen Involvement Part Two DESIGNING A PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PROGRAM
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Making Better Decisions Through Citizen Involvement Part Three PUBLIC PARTICIPATION TOOL KIT
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Making Better Decisions Through Citizen Involvement Part Four PUBLIC MEETING TOOLS
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Making Better Decisions Through Citizen Involvement Part Five GENERALPURPOSE TOOLS
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Making Better Decisions Through Citizen Involvement Part Six PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN ACTION
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Making Better Decisions Through Citizen Involvement CONCLUSION
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Making Better Decisions Through Citizen Involvement AN EXAMPLE SUNNY GLEN LANDFILL SITING PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PLAN
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Making Better Decisions Through Citizen Involvement INDEX
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James L. Creighton is president of Creighton & Creighton, Inc., in Los Gatos, California, at www.publicparticipation.com. He has been an independent consultant in the public participation field since 1972 and has designed or conducted more than three hundred public participation programs. He is the founding president of the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2), an international organization of professionals and people interested in the public participation field.

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