e-Participation: Comparing Trends in Practice and the Classroom

Lynn A. Mandarano, Mahbubur Meenar

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This article reports an assessment of the growing use of Internet-based public participation methods, e-participation, in planning practice and university-level planning education in the USA. After documenting results from case study reviews of practice and a web-based survey of planning faculty, a comparative analysis reveals that academic programs are incorporating a range of e-participation tools; however, there is a need to increase curricula content to mirror trends in planning practice. The article concludes with recommendations on how to build on the strengths and to address the weaknesses observed in this study to better prepare students for the demands of planning practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)457-475
Number of pages19
JournalPlanning Practice and Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 8 2015
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development


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