Where to lean the ladder of participation: a normative heuristic for effective coproduction processes

Joanne Tippett, Fraser How

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Abstract

Participation has largely been seen as a ‘good thing’ since the Skeffington Report, but has faced continuing critique in the spatial planning literature. We propose a normative heuristic for coproduction processes that has emerged from 25 years of ‘punctuated reflective practice’, arguing that building shared ‘maps’ of knowledge for change is a critical foundation for effective coproduction. Furthermore, this has the potential to help mitigate some of the enduring critical challenges of power inherent in participation. The heuristic blends learning from several contexts, including health and environmental planning; reflecting spatial planning’s ambitions to work with and across multiple sectors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-19
Number of pages19
JournalTown Planning Review
Volume92
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2020

Keywords

  • Coproduction
  • Participation
  • Collaborative planning
  • Community development
  • Environmental planning
  • Community planning
  • Systems thinking
  • Knowledge coproduction

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