With pressure growing to complete development schemes within restrictive time schedules more value is often placed on delivering a profitable product than on encouraging processes and forms of development that afford communities an opportunity to participate in the improvement of their own living environment. This situation can result in conflict and the delivery of unsustainable development.
With this in mind this Fact Sheet aims to provide those participating in
mixed-use development with an understanding of community participation
and participatory approaches to development. It also provides stakeholders with a guide to participatory planning methods.