Public input is often perceived as an imposition in transportation planning and design. Transportation Planning and Public Involvement: Theory, Process, and Practice counters this perception by explaining why, 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, Transportation Planning and Public Involvement helps readers re-think who the public is and what they expect from the project process.
Transportation Planning and Public Involvement shows how the public’s perspectives can be appropriately solicited, gathered, modeled and integrated into the planning and design process. It guides project designers on how to ask the proper questions and identify strategies appropriate to the context of the project. It identifies and demonstrates trade-offs of different techniques, and offers a methodical analysis to aid in setting priorities for obtaining high performance public input. Transportation Planning and Public Involvement provides an analytic and evaluation framework--along with process design guidelines-- that improves the usefulness and applicability of public input, legitimating the input both politically and statistically.
- 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 showing how feedback, representation, and decision modeling is integrated to achieve outcomes
- Demonstrates basic principles using examples from a wide range of types and scales
- Shows 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
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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- © Elsevier 2018
- 1st June 2018
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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.
University of Kentucky, USA
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.
University of Arizona, USA