Transportation Planning and Public Participation - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128129562

Transportation Planning and Public Participation

1st Edition

Theory, Process, and Practice

Authors: Theodore Grossardt Keiron Bailey
Paperback ISBN: 9780128129562
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 29th June 2018
Page Count: 324
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Transportation Planning and Public Participation: Theory, Process, and Practice explains why, and then how, transportation professionals can treat public involvement as an opportunity to improve their projects and identify problems before they do real damage. Using fundamental principles based on extensive project-based research, the book helps readers re-think their expectations regarding the project process. It shows how public perspectives can be appropriately solicited, gathered, modeled and integrated into the planning and design process, guides project designers on how to ask the proper questions and identify strategies, and identifies and demonstrates the tradeoffs of different techniques.

Users will find an analytic and evaluation framework—along with process design guidelines—that will help improve the usefulness and applicability of public input.

Key Features

  • Shows how to apply quantifiable metrics to the public involvement process
  • Helps readers critically analyze and identify project properties that impact public involvement process decisions
  • Provides in-depth examples that demonstrate how feedback, representation and decision modeling can be integrated to achieve outcomes
  • Demonstrates basic principles using examples from a wide range of types and scales
  • Presents tactics on how to make public meetings more efficient and satisfying by integrating appropriate visualizations


Researchers and graduate students in Transportation and Urban Planning. Transportation and Urban Planning practitioners and consultants. Transportation and Urban policy makers and public involvement officials

Table of Contents

Introduction: Road Map

Part I: Theory
1. The Framing Strategy
2. Public Involvement for Transportation
3. Quantitative Analytic Measures of Public Process Quality Framework

Part II: Process Design
4. Data Needs and Handling
5. Strategies and Tools
6. Representation and Visualization Approaches
7. Feedback Method

Part III: Cases
Conclusion: Institutional Opportunities for Advancing the Quality of Public Involvement


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About the Author

Theodore Grossardt

Ted Grossardt is the Decision Support Systems Research Manager at the University of Kentucky’s Transportation Research Center. He teaches graduate courses in transportation planning and public input, and delivers public involvement workshops throughout the US and Europe.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Kentucky, USA

Keiron Bailey

Keiron Bailey is Associate Professor of Geography and Development at the University of Arizona. He delivers national and international public engagement workshops, training classes, and presentations, and he collaborates with governments, NGOs, and private industry on public involvement protocols. His work has been instrumental in numerous transportation and land use planning, transit-oriented development, and highway safety design projects. He has more than fifty peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters in transportation, planning, civil and environmental engineering, geography, and decision analysis.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Arizona, USA

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